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Literacy and the politics of writing, Albertine Gaur

Label
Literacy and the politics of writing
Title
Literacy and the politics of writing
Statement of responsibility
Albertine Gaur
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 knowled
Action
digitized
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Gaur, Albertine
Dewey number
302.2/244
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Written communication
  • Writing
  • Books
  • Literacy
Label
Literacy and the politics of writing, Albertine Gaur
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Front Cover; Preliminary Pages; Contents; Introduction; 1. What is writing?; 2. Non-linguistic forms of writing; 3. The introduction of language elements; 4. Extinct scripts: the infrastructure of palace and temple; 5. The common origin of contemporary writing systems; 6. The special place of certain writing systems; 7. The political success of unsuitable writing systems; 8. Script inventors and script inventions; 9. Rewards and problems of decipherment; 10. Calligraphy -- a corporate logo?; 11. What is a book?; 12. Printing, the writing masters and the Internet; 13. What is literacy?
Control code
ocm52665698
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781841508818
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52665698
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Literacy and the politics of writing, Albertine Gaur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Front Cover; Preliminary Pages; Contents; Introduction; 1. What is writing?; 2. Non-linguistic forms of writing; 3. The introduction of language elements; 4. Extinct scripts: the infrastructure of palace and temple; 5. The common origin of contemporary writing systems; 6. The special place of certain writing systems; 7. The political success of unsuitable writing systems; 8. Script inventors and script inventions; 9. Rewards and problems of decipherment; 10. Calligraphy -- a corporate logo?; 11. What is a book?; 12. Printing, the writing masters and the Internet; 13. What is literacy?
Control code
ocm52665698
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781841508818
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52665698
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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