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Lec2 - Writing Changed Everything(Stephens Chapters 4-6...

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Writing Changed Everything (Stephens, Chapters 4-6) Coming Up Writing as a game-changer Nation Building and Building Commerce Nation-branding News Ballad Summing up Game Changer Writing Led to... Analytic throught, compare and contrast Writing made possible the rise of objectivity (reads in a neutural tone, take out the opion) The ability to record history- read and pass on Elimintated the need to memorize history Anthropologist Jack Goody and humanities professor Walter Ong believe that people who read are able to see the world differently when you are literate you can determine what is newsworthy, and to rank stories in hierarchy of importance world is bigger to you ex.) death before injury Hierarchy of News LA Times organized left to right size of headlines as you go down the page, stories become less and less important Early Writing Cuneiform Tablets Date back to 3rd milenium B.C.
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