Literacy and Cultural Transmission in the Reading, Writing, and Rewriting of Jewish Memorial Books

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Austin & Winfeld, 1998 - History - 202 pages
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Using the 'literacy practice' and the 'literacy event' as units of analysis, this dissertation explores community literacy practices and cultural transmission by examining a range of shifts in the uses and meanings of Yisker Bikher as reported by two gernerations of readers and writers. As practices, reading and writing were defined in terms of multiple activities and settings, involving a variety of genres, uses, functions, and meanings.

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Literacy Within Religious Settings
20
Literacy and Change
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Summary
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Rosemary Horowitz is Assistant Professor of English, Appalaching State University.

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