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TITLE: Literacy and the Notion of Person on Nukulaelae Atoll / Niko Besnier
AUTHOR: Besnier, Niko
PUBLISHED: American Anthropologists.
DESCRIPTION: 570-587 p.; 28 cm.
NOTES: American Anthropologist, v.93 no.3 (19910901): 570-587
NOTES: Written discourse produced on Nukulaelae atoll of Western Polynesia falls principally in two categories: personal letters and religious sermons. Personal-letter writing is a highly affective communicative context,in which the vulnerable aspects of the person are highlighted. Sermons, in contrast, elaborate authoritarianism and directness.
NOTES: The divergent characteristics of Nukulaelae literacy practices are best understood in terms of their relationship to contexts of use, particularly to the notion of person articulated through them.
SUBJECT: Literacy--Developing countries.
SUBJECT: Literacy--Western Polynesia--Nukulaelae Atoll.

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