The Double Perspective

The Double Perspective : Language, Literacy and Social Relations

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Examining the relationship between language and literacy and the societal experiences that help shape it, this political and polemical book builds on the author's previous work in reader-response criticism and challenges the now dominant assumption that language is an individual transaction independent of any social context. Moving through a series of interrelated essays, David Bleich explores topics including the social psychology of men, which he maintains exerts undue influence on everyone's education; conceptions of knowledge now offered by feminist epistemologists; social conceptions of language and knowledge found in the work of G.H. Mead, L.S. Vygotsky, Ludwik Fleck, and Mikhail Bakhtin; the influence of gender on language use; the views of current thinkers on the social character of the classroom and academic communities; and the process of individual language development.show more

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  • Hardback | 361 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 29mm | 567g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195051734
  • 9780195051735

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