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Sanders, Barry 1938-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 175 publications in 5 languages and 6,543 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Illustrated works  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Educational films  Filmed literary readings  Nonfiction films  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Barry Sanders
 
Most widely held works by Barry Sanders
ABC : the alphabetization of the popular mind by Ivan Illich( Book )

45 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our efforts to understand the effect that parchment and seal, ink and pen had on worldview eight hundred years ago led us to the discovery of a paradox: literacy is threatened as much by modern education as by modern communication - and yet, adverse as the side effects of compulsory literacy have been for most of our contemporaries, literacy is still the only bulwark against the dissolution of language into 'information systems'." -- Back cover
Unsuspecting souls : the disappearance of the human being by Barry Sanders( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Unsuspecting Souls, Barry Sanders examines modern society's indifference to the individual. Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, when care for human beings began to disappear slowly, and ending with the modern era, when societal events require less person-to-person interaction and introduce radical changes in common attitudes toward death and life, Sanders laments that what makes us most human is slowly dying. Our days are filled with a continuous bombardment of 'information' that demands our attention and brings us out of our world and into a sterile one of inhumanity and abstraction. We've also lost the original sense of a collective consciousness. This loss has been culminating for two centuries now, dating back to the rise of European powers and worldwide colonization. We pick our poisons among several forms of radical fundamentalisms, each one not only a threat to the other but a threat to humanity itself."--Publisher description
A is for ox : violence, electronic media, and the silencing of the written word by Barry Sanders( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in German and English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are so used to platitudes intoning the value of reading and writing that we may have forgotten to ask what literacy really is. In A Is for Ox, Barry Sanders brilliantly shows how the answer to this question takes us to the heart of the twin crises of youth violence and illiteracy. By reminding us to understand reading and writing as cognitive and social acts, Sanders places the issue of literacy squarely where it belongs: at the center of contemporary social and cultural debate. A Is for Ox links reading and writing to the most fundamental aspects of our being: the construction of the self, personal identity, and society's capacity to elicit uncoerced consent to the social contract." "A Is for Ox is an important and impassioned work that demonstrates why the failure of increasing numbers of young people to attain even minimum levels of literacy signals a catastrophe at the deepest levels of our culture. Illiteracy and the growing epidemic of youth violence are not finally problems of schooling and social deviance, Sanders argues, but signals of a lost connection between the human voice and a richly articulated social experience both within the family and outside it. This profoundly disturbing break, he shows, has been brought about by post-modern society's addiction to electronic images and sounds as a way of mediating experience and administering satisfaction." "By tracing the long history of literacy in the West, Sanders demonstrates how the culture of electronic media is drastically and dangerously reshaping both cognitive development and social interaction. In the best tradition of humanist controversy - from Jean-Jacques Rousseau and John Dewey to George Steiner and Ivan Illich - this deeply learned and humane work offers its readers essential intellectual and moral engagement with the technologies by which we choose to know one another and ourselves."--BOOK JACKET
Alienable rights : the exclusion of African Americans in a white man's land, 1619-2000 by Francis D Adams( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how whites have excluded African-Americans from virtually every area of American life from colonial times to the present, denying them full citizenship and equality
The sacred paw : the bear in nature, myth, and literature by Paul Shepard( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sudden glory : laughter as subversive history by Barry Sanders( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanders concludes with a brilliant chapter on contemporary laughter, beginning with "sick" comic Lenny Bruce (with whom he was personally acquainted), and ending with women stand-up comics, who seem to be finding their voices while male comics are mired in adolescent shtick. Sudden Glory, which contains an extensive bibliography on the subject of laughter, is an important study from one of our most penetrating and playful public intellectuals
The private death of public discourse by Barry Sanders( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expansion on the author's argument for literacy in A is for Ox
A complex fate : Gustav Stickley and the Craftsman Movement by Barry Sanders( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We see the power of his charisma and uncommon ego, his plans for rural crafts schools, and his messianic drive to spread the message of artisanship, community, and honest, unalienated labor. We watch, too, as his ambitions and contradictions finally become overwhelming, leaving him a bankrupt and broken man
Three black writers in eighteenth century England by Francis D Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green zone : the environmental costs of militarism by Barry Sanders( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Environmentalism-it's the word on everyone's tongue. Reusable shopping bags, hybrid cars, and green home energy solutions allow us to reduce our carbon footprint, but it's only the tip of the quickly melting iceberg. In the midst of the movement to save the earth, The Green Zone presents a sobering revelation: until we address the attack that the US military is waging on the global environment, the things we do at home won't change a thing. This new investigation by author and journalist Barry Sanders examines in detail the environmental impact of US military interventions overseas. In a period of unprecedented scrutiny surrounding the social and economic impacts of the defense policies of the US government, Sanders explores a completely different aspect of the situation and positions military activity as the single-greatest contributor to the worldwide environmental crisis, looking at everything from fuel emissions to radioactive waste to defoliation campaigns. Based primarily on research culled from documents released or leaked by the military itself, The Green Zone is the first book to provide a comprehensive examination of the relationship between militarism and ecological destruction. Includes a powerhouse introduction by urban theorist Mike Davis
The Craftsman : an anthology( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A is for ox : the collapse of literacy and the rise of violence in an electronic age by Barry Sanders( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social crises of youth violence and illiteracy, maintaining that the culture of electronic media is dangerously reshaping cognitive development and social interaction
Stuart Dybek : in conversation of Barry Sanders by Stuart Dybek( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading by the author from the story "Paper Lantern" and from the Coast of Chicago on November 12, 1996
ABC, l'alphabétisation de l'esprit populaire by Ivan Illich( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grove : contemporary poetry and translation( )

in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alphabetization of the popular mind by Ivan Illich( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen ninety two or three by Barry Sanders( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word made scarce : Barry Sanders on literacy by Barry Sanders( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Barry Sanders (A is for Ox) chronicles the development of literacy as a cultural force in human history, and explains how it is that, through literacy, we learn to experience regret, guilt, and self-consciousness. He is concerned that television and computer-assisted communication will redefine human experience in dramatic ways."--Mars Hill catalogue
Australian Water and Wastewater Association 14th Federal Convention, Sheraton Perth Convention Centre, Western Australia, 17-22 March, 1991 : technical papers by Australian Water and Wastewater Association( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double-entendres in The Canterbury Tales by Barry Sanders( )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alienable rights : the exclusion of African Americans in a white man's land, 1619-2000
Alternative Names
Barry Sanders Amerikaans taalkundige

Barry Sanders US-amerikanischer Soziolinguist

Sanders, Barry

Барри Сандерс

باري ساندرز

بری ساندرز

샌더스, 배리 1938-

サンダース

サンダース, B

サンダース, バリー

Languages
English (117)

German (15)

Japanese (5)

French (5)

Turkish (2)

Covers
Unsuspecting souls : the disappearance of the human beingA is for ox : violence, electronic media, and the silencing of the written wordAlienable rights : the exclusion of African Americans in a white man's land, 1619-2000Sudden glory : laughter as subversive historyThe private death of public discourseA complex fate : Gustav Stickley and the Craftsman MovementThe green zone : the environmental costs of militarismA is for ox : the collapse of literacy and the rise of violence in an electronic ageThe alphabetization of the popular mind