Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word

Author: Walter J. Ong, with additional chapters by John Hartley.

Published 2012, 30th Anniversary Ed., by Routledge (Oxon, Canada; New York).  First published in 1982 by Methuen & Co., Ltd., new edition published 2002 by Routledge.

Description: This classic work provides a fascinating insight into the social effects of oral, written, printed, and electronic technologies, and their impact on philosophical, theological, scientific, and literary thought. This edition – coinciding with Ong’s centenary year – reproduces his best-known and most influential book in full and brings it up to date with two new exploratory essays. Adapted from Amazon’s description.