On Literacy The Politics of the Word from Homer to the Age of Rock

ISBN-10: 0195034236
ISBN-13: 9780195034233
Edition: 1982
Authors: Robert Pattison
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/2/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.38" wide x 7.94" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Blithering Agamemnon: The Borders of Literacy
Literacy and Consciousness
The Wild Boy and Gracie Allen
Agamemnon and the Physical Basis of Literacy
Literacy and Language
Chief Cobb vs. Themistocles: The Technologies of Rhetoric, Reading, and Writing
Rhetoric
Reading and Writing
Athens: Writing as a Cultural Force
Sparta and Fear of Writing
Word against Empire: Literacy and Power
Rome: Universal Language and World Domination
The Revolutionary Literacy of the Church
Formal and Vernacular Literacy in the Middle Ages
Literacy as Battleground: Then and Now
When Media Collide: Literacy and the Advent of Print
Media Use Is Organic
"Get It in Writing!": Medieval Written Culture
The Word, the Press, and the Reformation: John Wycliffe
The Text, the Press, and Orthodoxy: John Donne
The Word and Revolution: John Bunyan
The Miltonic Compromise: Old Made New
Print and Television
Iran to Ann Landers: Fallacies about Literacy and Development
Skill in Reading and Writing Does Not a Mighty Nation Make
The Iranian Example
The Psychological Burden of Illiteracy
The Prisoner Phenomenon
Hopefully into the Future: John Locke and Correct Usage
Standard Usage and the Rise of Capitalism
The Liberal Fallacy: Truth, Progress, and Literacy
The Cult of Correct Usage
Some Thoughts on Teaching English
Caliban in America: Literacy in the Age of Rock
Mechanical Literacy
Followers and Leaders: Two Literacies
Training the Literate Elite
Illiterate Backlash
Orthodox American Literacy
The New Literacy
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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