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Literacy and the Politics of Writing
Literacy and the Politics of Writing

Literacy and the Politics of Writing

Albertine Gaur
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224 pages
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English
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Literacy and the Politics of Writing

Albertine Gaur
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With the growth of modern information technology, it is time to re-examine the concept and purpose of writing, and question the long cherished idea that the alphabet stands at the apex of a hierarchy towards which all 'proper' forms of writing must necessarily progress. This beautifully illustrated book shows that the primary purpose of writing is the ability to store and transmit information, information essential to the social, economical and political survival of a particular group. Writing, in whatever form, allows the individual the interact with the group, to acquire an amount of knowledge that far outweighs the scope of memory (oral traditions), and to be free to manipulate this knowledge and arrive at new conclusion. Providing a quick and easy entrance to information related to the subject, the volume contains a network of references leading the reader towards further information, and most entries are listed with bibliographical notes.

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Publisher
Intellect Books Ltd
Year
2000
ISBN
9781841508818
Topic
Languages & Linguistics
Subtopic
Communication Studies
Edition
1

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