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Author Graff, Harvey J.

Title Understanding Literacy in Its Historical Contexts : Socio-Cultural History and the Legacy of Egil Johansson
Published Lund : Nordic Academic Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 Introduction to Historical Studies of Literacy; PART I; 2 A Personal Note on Egil Johansson; 3 The History of Literacy in Sweden; 4 Four Decades of Research; 5 Are Swedish Parochial Records Unique?; 6 Universalism in the Swedish History of Literacy; 7 The Role of Literacy in Culture from the Vikings to the seventeenth Century; PART II; 8 Aspects of Women's Work in Sundsvall 1860-1893; 9 Education, Street Urchins, and Surveillance; 10 Swedish Women School Teachers and the Fertility Transition; PART III; 11 Literacies, Schools and Patriarchal Regimes
12 How did the Illiterates Fare?13 Literacy Literacy; 14 Individual Literacy in Commonplace Books; PART IV; 15 Assessing the History of Literacy: Themes and Questions; Bibliography; About the Authors
Summary In this detailed study of the history of universal literacy in Sweden, a group of renowned scholars review and explore the possibilities for the wider circulation and broader application of central dimensions of the early literacy studies, expounding upon the work of the Swedish Lutheran pastor and pioneering social historian Egil Johansson. Working initially with parish registers, especially examination registers from northern Sweden, Johansson discovered the extraordinary usefulness of these documents to determine how literacy in Sweden occurred well before any other European natio
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Johansson, Egil, 1933-
Form Electronic book
Author Mackinnon, Alison
Sandin, Bengt.
Winchester, Ian, 1940-
ISBN 918712176X (electronic bk.)
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