ABC: The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind

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Boyars, 1988 - Alphabet - 166 pages
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An intense examination of the effects of technology on literacy and language. The authors argue that there is a phenomenon transforming modern culture--language is becoming part of a technology of "information systems" with an emphasis on control, rather than human exchange. As a result, all language is becoming debased.

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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

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WORDS AND HISTORY
3
MEMORY
14
THE SELF
71
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