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4.0 out of 5 stars New boundaries of Anthropology, 8 April 2003
This review is from: Orality and Literacy (New Accents) (Paperback)
A very good book, the first one to analyse how new technologies push complex societies to re-enable forgotten communicational practices typical of "primitive" societies.
Describes the shift from our written culture to one of "secondary orality", the abundance of hints for inspiration and the absolute novelty of the subject approached, the pointedness of the analysis made this book since 20 years an all-time favourite for those who are interested in society and new technologies and got tired of old MacLuhan
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional and insightful, 17 April 2012
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This review is from: Orality and Literacy (New Accents) (Paperback)
This is a truly well written and seminal book. If you have never heard of "orality" before it is a superb introduction and it then moves to an advanced level. Truly a remarkable amount of work in a small number of pages, hugely influential and in double-figures on reprints.
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Orality and Literacy (New Accents) by Walter J. Ong (Paperback - 23 May 2002)
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