Walter J. Ong's classic work provides a fascinating insight into the social effects of oral, written, printed and electronic technologies, and their impact on philosophical, theological, scientific and literary thought. This thirtieth anniversary edition - coinciding with Ong's centenary year - reproduces his best-known and most influential book ...
Walter J. Ong's classic work provides a fascinating insight into the social effects of oral, written, printed and electronic technologies, and their impact on philosophical, theological, scientific and literary thought. This thirtieth anniversary edition - coinciding with Ong's centenary year - reproduces his best-known and most influential book in full and brings it up to date with two new exploratory essays by cultural writer and critic John Hartley. Hartley provides: * A scene-setting chapter that situates Ong's work within the historical and disciplinary context of post-war Americanism and the rise of communication and media studies; * A closing chapter that follows up Ong's work on orality and literacy in relation to evolving media forms, with a discussion of recent criticisms of Ong's approach, and an assessment of his concept of the 'evolution of consciousness'; * Extensive references to recent scholarship on orality, literacy and the study of knowledge technologies, tracing changes in how we know what we know. These illuminating essays contextualize Ong within recent intellectual history, and display his work's continuing force in the ongoing study of the relationship between literature and the media, as well as that of psychology, education and sociological thought.
Fair. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Methuen Fair Trade Paperback. Volume in New Accents series. Solid and tight, crease along spine hinge, edge-wear to all extremities, spine creases. Strong and sturdy book even though it has been used well. Highlighting and penciled underlining pg 1 to 50; 90 to 116, 130 to 148 and 165 to 179. penciled notes on first page and highlighted entries in Bibliography, margin notes on underlined and highlighted pages. The Reverend Father Walter Jackson Ong, PhD (November 30, 1912 to August 12, 2003), was an American Jesuit priest, professor of English literature, cultural and religious historian and philosopher. His major interest was in exploring how the transition from orality to literacy influenced culture and changed human consciousness. In this book Walter Ong explores some of the profound changes in our thought processes, personality and social structures which are the result of the development of speech, writing and print. Amazing study. London and New York: Methuen, 1982. 5"x7.75" tall; xii, 201pp. Indexed with Bibliography.
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