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Title:Literacy in traditional societies
Editor:Goody, JackISNI
Chapter(s):Present
Year:1968
Pages:349
Language:English
City of publisher:Cambridge
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISBN:0521073456; 0521290058
Geographic term:developing countries
Subjects:reading
traditional society
literacy
Abstract:A series of case studies on the impact of writing, both 'traditional' and 'modern', upon the development of non-literate societies at different levels of sophistication. Among the collection of ten essays, four are devoted to Africa: I. Wilks - the transmission of Islamic learning in the western Sudan. J. Goody - restricted literacy in northern Ghana. I.M. Lewis - Literacy in a nomadic society: the Somali case. M. Bloch - Astrology and writing in Madagascar.
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