Currents: An E-Journal Technologies of Language and the Embodied History of the Deaf

by Leland McCleary
University of São Paulo 

Currents in Electronic Literacy Spring 2001 (4), <> 


    7.  One case in point is history itself which, developed through the technology of writing, helped to establish the “common sense” that history is the domain of those who construct their worlds based on written texts.  Recently, with the aid of the electronic technologies of audio and video recording, oral history has emerged to again give value to the stories of those who still and only construct their worlds orally, as the species has throughout the greater part of its existence.

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