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Title: Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society
Subtitle: Implications of the Work of Jack Goody
Edited By: David R. Olson
Michael Cole
Description:

Inspired by the seminal work of Jack Goody, a historical anthropologist
specializing in the study of social structure and change, "Technology,
Literacy, and the Evolution of Society" gathers diverse perspectives of 20
distinguished historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and educators to
address the role of technologies in social stability and change in
traditional and modern societies. In this interdisciplinary text, scholars
examine the ways in which local languages and cultural traditions, modes of
production and communication, patterns of local knowledge and authority
affect how people and cultures resist or accommodate demands for such change.

"Technology, Literacy, and the Evolution of Society" is intended for
graduate students and academics in history, anthropology, psychology,
sociology, and education, as well as academics and all others interested in
pursuing the directions and implications of the work and influence of Jack
Goody.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805854029
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 376
Prices: U.S. $ 110.00