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The cultural value of literature

James W. Cooke

The cultural value of literature

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Published by J.W. Cooke in Ilford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Authorship.,
  • Literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementJames W. Cooke.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64 p. ;
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19618027M
    ISBN 100952894505
    OCLC/WorldCa38160668

    Many societies are diverse in terms of culture and ethnic and racial heritage. The literature produced by a society can reflect the values of the groups of peoples just mentioned.


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Exploring the Cultural Identities of Students and Book Characters with Identity Intersections. Janine M. Schall. As a professor of undergraduate and graduate children’s literature courses, I have always encouraged my students to read global and multicultural literature.

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A literate reader knows the object-language's alphabet, grammar, and a sufficient set of vocabulary; a culturally literate person knows a given culture's signs and symbols, including its language, particular dialectic, stories. CULTURAL VALUE PROJECT: LITERATURE REVIEW 3 FOREWORD The Cultural Value Project is a joint research project commissioned by the British Council and the Goethe-Institut.

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