By Ivan Illich, Barry Sanders
In ABC... thinker and cultural analyst Ivan Illich and medieval pupil and literary critic Barry Sanders have produced an unique, meticulous and provocative examine of the appearance, unfold and current decline of literacy. They discover he influence of the alphabet on basic suggestion approaches 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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Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 47, 258–274. 1 Introduction Social change is a continuous process in all societies. Social change refers to any significant alteration over time in political, economic, social, and cultural institutions that result in changes in behavior patterns, cultural values, norms and beliefs. By “significant” sociologists mean changes resulting in profound and extensive societal consequences. Examples include the industrial revolution, the abolition of slavery, the feminist movement, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and medical advancements leading to increased longevity.
ABC: The Alphabetizaton of the Popular Mind by Ivan Illich, Barry Sanders