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The Literacy Myth

Cultural Integration and Social Structure in the Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

By Harvey J. Graff

Routledge

400 pages

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Harvey Graff's pioneering study presents a new and original interpretation of the place of literacy in nineteenth-century society and culture. Based upon an intensive comparative historical analysis, employing both qualitative and quantitative techniques, and on a wide range of sources, The Literacy Myth reevaluates the role typically assigned to literacy in historical scholarship, cultural understanding, economic development schemes, and social doctrines and ideologies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU029000
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General