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The logic of writing and the organization of society, Jack Goody

Label
The logic of writing and the organization of society
Title
The logic of writing and the organization of society
Statement of responsibility
Jack Goody
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Author is particularly concerned with ancient Near East and contemporary West Africa
  • This book assesses the impact of writing on human societies, both in the Ancient Near East and in contemporary Africa, and highlights some general features of social systems that have been influenced by this major change in the mode of communication. Such features are central to any attempt at the theoretical definition of human society and such constituent phenomena as religious and legal systems, and in this study Professor Goody explores the role of a specific mechanism, the introduction of writing and the development of a written tradition, in the explanation of some important social differences and similarities. Goody argues that a shift of emphasis from productive to certain communicative processes is essential to account adequately for major changes in human societies. Whilst there have been previous descussions of the effect of literacy upon social organisation, no study has hitherto presented the general synthesis developed here. -- Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goody, Jack
Index
index present
LC call number
  • Z40
  • P211
LC item number
  • .G66 1986
  • .G664 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Writing
  • Writing
  • Social evolution
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Escritura
  • Civilización antigua
  • Écriture
  • Évolution sociale
  • Civilisation ancienne
  • Écriture
  • Civilization
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Social evolution
  • Writing
  • Writing
  • Alfabetisme
  • Schriftelijke communicatie
  • Sociale organisatie
  • Organizacao social
  • Escrita
  • Langage et culture
  • Communication
  • Écriture
  • Écriture
  • Évolution sociale
  • Civilisation antique
  • Africa, West
  • Africa occidental
  • Africa, West
  • Afrique occidentale
Label
The logic of writing and the organization of society, Jack Goody
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 194-205
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The word of God -- Concept of "a"/"the" religion -- Universalism and particularism -- Cognitive contradictions in the general and the specific -- Specialization : priests and intellectuals -- Great and little traditions : spirit cults and world religions -- Writing and religion in Ancient Egypt -- Writing and religion in other early civilizations -- Ritual and writing -- Word of mammon -- Origin of writing and the ancient economy -- Writing and the temple economy -- Writing and the palace economy -- Writing and the mercantile economy -- Writing and individual transactions -- Writing and the economy in Africa -- State, the bureau and the file -- Bureaucracies -- Administration of early states with writing -- Administration of states without writing -- Writing in the colonial and national administrations -- Writing and the political process -- Letter of the law -- Definition of law -- Courts, constables and codes -- Sources of law and changes of rule -- Legal reasoning -- Court organization -- Legal forms -- Expansion of writing and law in medieval England
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780521327459
Lccn
86009717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)13526682
  • (OCoLC)ocm13526682
Label
The logic of writing and the organization of society, Jack Goody
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 194-205
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The word of God -- Concept of "a"/"the" religion -- Universalism and particularism -- Cognitive contradictions in the general and the specific -- Specialization : priests and intellectuals -- Great and little traditions : spirit cults and world religions -- Writing and religion in Ancient Egypt -- Writing and religion in other early civilizations -- Ritual and writing -- Word of mammon -- Origin of writing and the ancient economy -- Writing and the temple economy -- Writing and the palace economy -- Writing and the mercantile economy -- Writing and individual transactions -- Writing and the economy in Africa -- State, the bureau and the file -- Bureaucracies -- Administration of early states with writing -- Administration of states without writing -- Writing in the colonial and national administrations -- Writing and the political process -- Letter of the law -- Definition of law -- Courts, constables and codes -- Sources of law and changes of rule -- Legal reasoning -- Court organization -- Legal forms -- Expansion of writing and law in medieval England
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 213 pages
Isbn
9780521327459
Lccn
86009717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)13526682
  • (OCoLC)ocm13526682

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