Literacy and religion : the word, the holy word and the world
Kapitzke, Cushla (1999) Literacy and religion : the word, the holy word and the world. In Wagner, Daniel A., Venezky, Richard L., & Street, Brian V. (Eds.) Literacy : An International Handbook. Westview Press, Boulder, CO., pp. 113-118.
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This chapter provides a poststructuralist analysis of the interrelation of literacy and religion. It argues that religious practice is both a mode and product of power/knowledge relations constructed and sustained by symbols (language), artefacts (texts), narratives (theologies), rituals (baptism) and daily routines (family worship). These constitute regimes of rationality through which metaphysical truths generate and justify differential positions on issues of physical and moral concern despite use of the same holy text.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Literacy, literacies, religion, religious belief, poststructuralism, oral culture, orality, oral religion, written culture, discourse, Judaism, Christianity, Islam|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified (130399)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1999 Westview Press|
|Deposited On:||19 Mar 2007 00:00|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:38|
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