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Could the invention of writing, and then the alphabet, have been largely responsible for a decisive shift towards patriarchy and misogyny? in this ...Show synopsisCould the invention of writing, and then the alphabet, have been largely responsible for a decisive shift towards patriarchy and misogyny? in this book, the author draws on brain anatomy and anthropology, religion and history, to develop his challenging thesis. Literacy, he argues, encourages "masculine" linear, reductionist and abstract modes of thought which tend to degrade women. (The witch-hunts of the Renaissance coincided with the rapid expansion of printing). Yet the last century has been the rise of visual communications media such as photography, film, television and the Internet. Regardless of their content, such innovations are reconfiguring our brains and producing a climate far more amenable to feminine values. it is only by acknowledging the downside of literacy that we can incorporate its benefits into a culture rooted in "the right-hemispheric values of tolerance, caring and respect for nature.Hide synopsis
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image (Penguin Books) – Trade paperback (1999)
Dr. Leonard Shlain
Trade paperback, Penguin Books 1999
ISBN: 0140196013 ISBN-13: 9780140196016
The author of "Art & Physics" now offers "a fascinating account of the evolution of our male and female ways of knowing" (Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of" Women Who Run with the Wolves"). 35 illustrations.The author of "Art & Physics" now offers "a fascinating account of the evolution of our male and female ways of knowing" (Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of" Women Who Run with the Wolves"). 35 illustrations.Hide
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Why did Moses have to wear a veil over his face after Yahweh dictated the Ten Commandments to him? Why did the Israelites make brides shave off their hair for life? And why did the powerful Egyptian rulers fear the Hebrews even after enslavement?
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