Literacy and civilization

Murphy, Peter (2019) Literacy and civilization. Thesis Eleven, 155 (1). pp. 64-90.

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Abstract

The article reviews the social theory of Harry Redner with particular reference to his view of the relationship between high literacy (book culture) and civilization. The question is posed whether, alongside book culture, an axial-type metaphysical culture is also key to the definition of civilization.

Item ID: 60867
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1461-7455
Keywords: Axial Age, axiomodernity, books, civilization, complementarity, cultural decline, high literacy, home libraries, metaphysics, newspapers, reading, Harry Redner, union of opposites
Copyright Information: © The Author(s) 2019.
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 07:48
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160805 Social Change @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 50%
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