By Ivan Illich, Barry Sanders
In ABC... thinker and cultural analyst Ivan Illich and medieval student and literary critic Barry Sanders have produced an unique, meticulous and provocative research of the appearance, unfold and current decline of literacy. They discover he influence of the alphabet on basic concept techniques and attitudes, on reminiscence, on political groupings and religous and cultural expectancies. Their exam of the current erosion of literacy within the new technological languages of 'newspeak' and 'uniquack' and so they indicate how new attitudes to language are changing our global view our experience of self and of group.
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6 157·7 205. 2 Source: Wallace and Singer (1970: 272-273). 2). There is also a purely technical consideration involved in constructing these ratio myasures. N. S. dollars at current prices (and so are national government and defense expenditures). Doing this entails two possible hazards for the comparability of the data. S. dollars. 2. N. s. S. , Appendix and Banks (1971). * The time points 1915, 1940, and 1945 are actually represented by the years 1913, 1939, and 1946 in the case of population, national government and national defense expenditure data.