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Orality and Literacy (New Accents)

Orality and Literacy (New Accents)

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07 FEB 2020

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Why is this interesting? - The Medium is the Message Edition

Walter Ong's book that dives into the specific impacts of language on society, exploring how writing has transformed human consciousness more than any other technology.

04 MAR 2020

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Why is this interesting? - The Oral Culture Edition

Walter Ong’s work discussing the impacts of language on understanding.

Walter J. Ong's classic work provides a fascinating insight into the social effects of oral, written, printed and electronic technologies, and their impact on philosophical, theological, scientific and literary thought. This thirtieth anniversary edition – coinciding with Ong’s centenary year – reproduces his best-known and most influential book in full and brings it up to date with two new exploratory essays by cultural writer and critic John Hartley.

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