The Resource The Light of knowledge : literacy activism and the politics of writing in South India, Francis Cody

The Light of knowledge : literacy activism and the politics of writing in South India, Francis Cody

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The Light of knowledge : literacy activism and the politics of writing in South India
Title
The Light of knowledge
Title remainder
literacy activism and the politics of writing in South India
Statement of responsibility
Francis Cody
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Language
eng
Summary
Cowinner of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology's Edward Sapir Book Prize Since the early 1990s hundreds of thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons and other events designed to transform them into active citizens with access to state power. These efforts are part of a movement known as the Arivoli Iyakkam (the Enlightenment Movement), one of the most successful mass literacy movements in recent history. This rich ethnographic account of highlights the paradoxes inherent in such movements that seek to emancipate people through literacy
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UAT
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1976-
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Cody, Francis
Index
index present
LC call number
LC157.I52
LC item number
C63 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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JSTOR Open Access
Series statement
Expertise : Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge
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  • Arivoḷi (Organization : Tamil Nadu, India)
  • Arivoḷi (Organization : Tamil Nadu, India)
  • Literacy programs
  • Literacy
  • Tamil Nadu (India)
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Society and social sciences Society and social sciences
  • Sociology and anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography Mod Social and cultural anthropology, ethnography
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • Literacy
  • Literacy programs
  • Rural conditions
  • India
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The Light of knowledge : literacy activism and the politics of writing in South India, Francis Cody
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : of light, literacy, and knowledge in the Tamil countryside -- On being a "thumbprint" : time and space in Arivoli activism -- Feminizing enlightenment : the social and reciprocal agency -- Labors of objectification : words and worlds of pedagogy -- Search for a method : the media of enlightenment -- Subject to citizenship : petitions and the performativity of signature -- Epilogue : reflections on a time of charismatic enlightenment
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469022
Lccn
2013009771
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt31mrkv
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864276484
  • (OCoLC)ocn864276484
Label
The Light of knowledge : literacy activism and the politics of writing in South India, Francis Cody
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : of light, literacy, and knowledge in the Tamil countryside -- On being a "thumbprint" : time and space in Arivoli activism -- Feminizing enlightenment : the social and reciprocal agency -- Labors of objectification : words and worlds of pedagogy -- Search for a method : the media of enlightenment -- Subject to citizenship : petitions and the performativity of signature -- Epilogue : reflections on a time of charismatic enlightenment
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469022
Lccn
2013009771
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt31mrkv
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864276484
  • (OCoLC)ocn864276484

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