ABC has 56 ratings and 5 reviews. Ben said: ABC is a beautiful, sweeping text on the deep changes in self, memory, imagination, and law that accompanied. by IVAN ILLICH and BARRY SANDERS. NG ISTORY REMAINS a strict discipline only when it stops short, in its description, of the nonverbal past. The. ABC: the alphabetization of the popular mind / by Ivan Illich and Barry Sanders Summary: In ABC philosopher and cultural analyst Ivan Illich and medieval.
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Holly rated it it was amazing Jun 24, However, I find the idea that literacy allowed people to invent the self and memory as implausible as Bloom’s theory that Shakespeare’s works created ths sense of self. ABC is a beautiful, sweeping text on the deep changes in self, memory, imagination, and law that accompanied the advent of written, alphabetic language in the West.
ABC: The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind
An intense examination of the effects of allphabetization on literacy and language. Both authors and book. Al Maki rated it really liked it Mar 11, Illich always does that for me but it does drag in places, so 4 it gets.
This critique applies minv to both the so-called developed and the developing nations but in different ways. The authors argue that there is a phenomenon transforming modern culture–language is becoming part of a technology of “information systems” with an emphasis on control, rather than human exchange. Daniel Klotz rated it it was amazing Aug 12, Born in Vienna inIvan Illich grew up in Europe.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. The authors argue that there oof a phenomenon transforming modern culture–language is becoming part of a technology of “information systems” with an emphasis on control, rather than human exchange. Mins rated it really liked it Apr 24, Vintage Books- Psychology – pages. Asmith rated it really liked it May 06, He lives in Southern California. Fascinating how standardizing grammar in corresponds directly and explicitly with empire building.
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Igor S rated it really liked it Mar 17, As a result, all language is becoming debased. No eBook available Amazon. The authors also argue that our image of self was made in the image of the text–as memory, biography, material to be shaped in the manner of Rousseau’s Confessions.
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ABC: The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind by Ivan Illich
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Paul Sparks rated it really liked it Jan kind, Oct 15, Josh rated it really liked it. From inside the alphabeetization. An intense examination of the effects of technology on literacy and language. Illich’s radical anarchist views first became widely known through a set of four books published during the early sDeschooling SocietyTools for ConvivialityEnergy and Equityand Medical Nemesis Adam rated it really liked it Dec 25, Written in an absolute tone that I found off putting, still the authors have interesting things to say about attitudes toward language and the self in oral and literate societies.
Nov 09, Sally rated it it was ok Shelves: Tools is the most general statement of Illich’s principles; the other three expand on examples sketched in Today in order to critique what he calls “radical monopolies” in the technologies of education, energy consumption, and medical treatment.
As a result, all language Jabra Ghneim rated it it was amazing Nov 04, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Hardcoverpages. Illich himself is a polymath who speaks at least six languages fluently and who writes regularly in three of these Oopular, Spanish, and German ; his books have been translated into more than 15 other languages.