Vividly revealing the multiple layers on which print has been produced, consumed, regulated, and contested for the purpose of education since the mid-nineteenth century, the historical case studies in Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America deploy a view of education that extends far beyond the confines of traditional classrooms. The nine essays examine ahow print educatesa in settings as diverse as depression-era work camps, religious training, and broadcast televisionaall the while revealing the enduring tensions that exist among the controlling interests of print producers and consumers. This volume exposes what counts as education in American society and the many contexts in which education and print intersect. Offering perspectives from print culture history, library and information studies, literary studies, labor history, gender history, the history of race and ethnicity, the history of science and technology, religious studies, and the history of childhood and adolescence, Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America pioneers an investigation into the intersection of education and print culture.To take just one segment of the American workforceaprofessionalsathe link between print, education, and work reveals ... their own forms of print to educate tradespeople in skills ranging from plumbing to masonry to home- appliance repair.
|Title||:||Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America|
|Author||:||Adam R. Nelson, John L. Rudolph|
|Publisher||:||Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2010-05-26|