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The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India

Francis Cody

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452024
eISBN:
9780801469022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452024.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since the early 1990s hundreds of thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events designed to transform them into active ... More


Labors of Objectification: Words and Worlds of Pedagogy

Francis Cody

in The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452024
eISBN:
9780801469022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452024.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the specific pedagogical means by which literacy lessons attempted to extract subjects from their everyday orientations to the world. It also considers some of the problems ... More


Epilogue: Reflections on a Time of Charismatic Enlightenment

Francis Cody

in The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452024
eISBN:
9780801469022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452024.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This epilogue presents some reflections about the Arivoli Iyakkam. It argues that the Arivoli Iyakkam was a charismatic Enlightenment project because the movement was able to articulate the ... More


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