Paper talk : a history of libraries, print culture, and Aboriginal peoples in Canada before 1960

Type
Book
Authors
Brendan Frederick R. Edwards ( Edwards, Brendan Frederick R. )
 
ISBN 10
081085113X 
ISBN 13
9780810851139 
Category
General Library Collection  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
2004 
Publisher
Pages
248 
Subject
Libraries and Indigenous peoples -- Canada 
Abstract
"The pre-1960 history of print culture and libraries, as they relate to the First Peoples of Canada, has gone largely untold. Paper Talk explores the relationship between the introduction of western print culture to Aboriginal peoples by missionaries, the development of libraries in the Indian schools in the nineteenth century, and the establishment of community-accessible collections in the twentieth century. While missionaries and the Department of Indian Affairs envisioned books and libraries as assimilative and "civilizing" tools, Edwards shows that some Aboriginal peoples articulated western ideas of print culture, literacy, books, and libraries as tools to assist their own cultural, social, and political aspirations. This text also serves to illustrate that the contemporary struggle of Aboriginal peoples in Canada to establish libraries in communities has a historical basis and that many of the obstacles faced today are remarkably similar to those encountered by earlier generations."--Amazon. 
Description
 
Biblio Notes
 
Number of Copies

REVIEWS (0) -

No reviews posted yet.

WRITE A REVIEW

Please login to write a review.