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ERIC Number: EJ775708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 11
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
The History of Education as the History of Reading
Rose, Jonathan
History of Education, v36 n4-5 p595-605 Jul 2007
This paper surveys recent studies in the history of reading that historians of education will find useful, given that all education involves some form of reading. It describes the sources that historians of reading use, the models they employ (such as the "Reading Revolution" of the eighteenth century), and the questions they address (such as the influence of gender on reading). Dissenting from the Frankfurt School, Marxism, poststructuralism, semiotics and much feminist criticism, historians of reading have discovered and emphasized the autonomy of the "common reader" and the liberating power of reading. (Contains 29 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)