Letter Writing as a Social Practice

Portada
David Barton, Nigel Hall
John Benjamins Publishing, 2000 - 262 páginas
This book explores the social significance of letter writing. Letter writing is one of the most pervasive literate activities in human societies, crossing formal and informal contexts. Letters are a common text type, appearing in a wide variety of forms in most domains of life. More broadly, the importance of letter writing can be seen in that the phenomenon has been widespread historically, being one of earliest forms of writing, and a wide range of contemporary genres have their roots in letters. The writing of a letter is embedded in a particular social situation, and like all other types of literacy objects and events, the activity gains its meaning and significance from being situated in cultural beliefs, values, and practices. This book brings together anthropologists, historians, educators and other social scientists, providing a range of case studies that explore aspects of the socially situated nature of letter writing.
 

Comentarios de usuarios - Escribir una reseña

No hemos encontrado ninguna reseña en los sitios habituales.

Índice

Introduction
1
Letters and the Social Grounding of Differentiated Genres
15
The Familiar Letter and Social Refinement in America
31
Letter Writing in a Cornish Community in the 1790s
43
English Pauper Letters 180034 and the English Language
63
A nineteenth century
83
LetterWriting Instruction in 19th Century Schools in the United
109
Young Childrens Explorations of Letter Writing
131
Some Effects of Letter Writing
151
Visuality and Prisoners
179
Love Letters and Social Transformation in Nepal
199
The Future of the Letter?
233
Author biographies
254
Página de créditos

Otras ediciones - Ver todo

Términos y frases comunes

Referencias a este libro

Información bibliográfica