Orality and Literacy
Reflections Across DisciplineseBook - 2011
"Through topics as diverse as Aboriginal Canadian societies, Ukrainian-Canadian narratives, and communities in ancient Greece, medieval Europe, and twentieth-century Asia, these cross-disciplinary essays reveal the powerful ways in which cultural assumptions, such as those about truth, disclosure, performance, privacy, and ethics, can affect a society's uses of and approaches to both the written and the oral. The fresh perspectives in Orality and Literacy reinvigorate the subject, illuminating complex interrelationships rather than relying on universal generalizations about how literacy and orality function."--Jacket.
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 336 pages) : map