oral society

oral society

n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a society that has not developed literacy
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You will find that Turkey is still very much an oral society.
These are indicators of the cultural perceptions of particular discourses as part of the corpus of the cultural texts of an oral society, analogous to texts in literate society.
Georges Declercq's article considers performance in legal matters and the role of touching as a form of acceptance and authentication thus shedding light into the difficult area of the lost communication of an oral society.
When the role of multiformity within the primarily oral society of Israel is taken into consideration, Person writes, it becomes apparent that the theology of these two works does not differ all that significantly, at least in the minds of the ancient readers and writers.
However, it is theology all the same, and Africa, which is basically an oral society, has to take oral theology seriously.
Second, circumstances including state censorship and the use of audio media like radio and television can impede the transition from a more primitive oral society to a literate society.
A predominantly oral society such as first-century Palestine perceives words as events; words have power to do things.
Her Majesty, the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, the chief patron of the festival and a published author in her own right, in her inaugural address, outlined the dilemma that Bhutan faced of its oral society switching to the electronic and audio visual medium without going through the intervening literary phase.
While Homer's poems were, after centuries of oral transmission, written down, thereby becoming the foundation of Western literature, they depict bronze-age types, and indeed an entire ethos, which predate literacy and are defined by the hallmarks of an oral society.
The virus the written word releases in any oral society effectively renders much of tradition the stuff of nostalgia.
In an oral society the law is personal: it is always conveyed by one person to another, and hence never has the depersonalized objective character of a written text.
An oral society develops both sides of your brain, and the utilization of your brain is more complete than in a linear education module.