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Technology and the Word 16:16 EXAM: UNDERSTAND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ORAL CULTURE, WRITTEN  CULTURE, TYPOGRAPHIC CULTURE, ELECTRONIC CULTURE HOW TECHNOLOGY CHANGED CONSCIOUSNESS AND KNOWLEDGE How has it made us into who we are; changed our relationships and work, the way we  think The technological inventions of writings, print, and electronic verbalization, in their  historical effects, are connected with and have brought about a certain kind of alienation  with the human life-world Inventions are not destructive, they have simply restructured consciousness This affects men’s and women’s presence to the world and to themselves and creates a  new interior distances to the psyche The psyche in an oral culture innocent of writing knows by a kind of empathetic  identification with the known and the knower, in which the object of knowledge and the  total being of the knower enter into a kind of fusion. In other words, things are not  understood as separate from those who know about them. In such a society, the story of  something (a piece of advice, story, some knowledge) is always judged according to  who it came from Knowledge in an oral culture is found only in people Worth of something only judged through who it came from In our society, we have objects of knowledge Ex. Books, films, etc. – we don’t judge the worth of the knowledge based on who it  came from We don’t know the authors of most of our textbooks People in oral cultures don’t question knowledge or think of themselves independently  because all of their knowledge comes from the stories that they have been told No real sense of self outside of culture; learn lessons from mythic heroes about what to  do Oral Cultures People think in terms of sayings, stories, myth, formulas This is the structure of knowledge in an oral culture; constitutes what people are  minding the world with
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People in oral cultures have surrendered themselves to the spell of tradition They cannot separate themselves from tradition The “I” cannot stand apart from tradition and examine it
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course ANTH 100 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '11 term at University of Delaware.

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