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Women’s Studies Notes: 30/01/2007 12:17:00 Reading and Writing Key Issues: Role of print in dissemination of knowledge The politics of literacy beyond questions of simple access Global flow and cultural impact of technology, news circulation, and mass  media.  (21 st  century-distribution style changed) History of Print Media: Rise of Print Culture printing press 15 th  century: o people started learning how to read but an issue that arose was the  separation between men and women in the learning environment. o distinguished people by status; rich people hired people to teach them  to read in their home. change in ways of seeing: o every written text tells you the right from the wrong.  change in representation: o wider circulation of images; more representations of different types of  people and how they live, etc.  change in communication: o school were established by government at the end of 19 th  century in  England.  Literacy  See Map in atlas (#28) o What is literacy?=the ability to read and write.  At one time, literacy  meant the ability to sign your name.  Later, changed to the ability to  read the Bible.  But only the people that could read and write were 
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