ABC: The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind

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Boyars, 1988 - Alphabet - 166 pages
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"Our efforts to understand the effect that parchment and seal, ink and pen had on worldview eight hundred years ago led us to the discovery of a paradox: literacy is threatened as much by modern education as by modern communication - and yet, adverse as the side effects of compulsory literacy have been for most of our contemporaries, literacy is still the only bulwark against the dissolution of language into 'information systems'." -- Back cover.

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The authors argue that the relation that has bound speaker to speech and made discourse whole and meaningful disintegrated with the invention of the alphabet, leaving streams of separate words ... Read full review

Contents

WORDS AND HISTORY
3
MEMORY
14
THE SELF
71
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