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Author Levine, Kenneth, 1945- author.

Title The social context of literacy / Kenneth Levine
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Language, education and society series
Routledge revivals
Language, education and society series
Routledge revivals.
Summary First published in 1986, this book looks at the impact of mass literacy on everyday life, discussing the fundamental differences between traditional oral cultures and contemporary industrialised societies where most people rely on complex combinations of oral and literate communication. There is also a detailed examination of the problems of the sub-literate minority with recommendations for future programmes of assistance. This book also provides a historical survey of the spread of literacy in British society from the Roman occupation onwards. In conclusion, the author discusses the impact of information technologies on people with limited basic skills
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 27, 2018)
Subject Literacy -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain -- History
Literacy -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History
Literacy -- England -- Nottingham -- Case studies
Reading (Adult education) -- England -- Nottingham -- Case studies
Literacy -- Economic aspects.
Literacy -- Social aspects.
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
Reading (Adult education)
England -- Nottingham.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315279266