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Ong Literacy

Post  taylorfoster on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:20 pm

Ong was a little difficult for me to interpret and can be interpreted in different ways by different people. One of the main things I got from his writing is that Ong believes that literacy is imperious. In his writing he says talking about literacy that, “It tends to arrogate to itself supreme power by taking itself as normative for human expression and thought.” I think that with this quote he is trying to say that literacy is important for all human expression and thought. Ong also talks about high-technological nations and how they affect illiterates. He says that in high-technological nation’s illiterates have a hard time learning to be literate. He says this by the quote talking about high-technological nations, “…since literacy is regarded as so unquestionable normative and normal, the deviancy of illiterates tends to be thought of as lack of a simple mechanical skill”

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