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The Resource Gandhi's printing press : experiments in slow reading, Isabel Hofmeyr

Gandhi's printing press : experiments in slow reading, Isabel Hofmeyr

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Gandhi's printing press : experiments in slow reading
Title
Gandhi's printing press
Title remainder
experiments in slow reading
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Hofmeyr
Title variation
Gandhis printing press
Title variation remainder
experiments in slow reading
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the same time that Gandhi, as a young lawyer in South Africa, began fashioning the tenets of his political philosophy, he was absorbed by a seemingly unrelated enterprise: creating a newspaper. Gandhi's Printing Press is an account of how this project, an apparent footnote to a titanic career, shaped the man who would become the world-changing Mahatma. Pioneering publisher, experimental editor, ethical anthologist--these roles reveal a Gandhi developing the qualities and talents that would later define him. Isabel Hofmeyr presents a detailed study of Gandhi's work in South Africa (1893-1914), when he was the some-time proprietor of a printing press and launched the periodical Indian Opinion. The skills Gandhi honed as a newspaperman--distilling stories from numerous sources, circumventing shortages of type--influenced his spare prose style. Operating out of the colonized Indian Ocean world, Gandhi saw firsthand how a global empire depended on the rapid transmission of information over vast distances. He sensed that communication in an industrialized age was becoming calibrated to technological tempos. But he responded by slowing the pace, experimenting with modes of reading and writing focused on bodily, not mechanical, rhythms. Favoring the use of hand-operated presses, he produced a newspaper to contemplate rather than scan, one more likely to excerpt Thoreau than feature easily glossed headlines. Gandhi's Printing Press illuminates how the concentration and self-discipline inculcated by slow reading, imbuing the self with knowledge and ethical values, evolved into satyagraha, truth-force, the cornerstone of Gandhi's revolutionary idea of nonviolent resistance
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
Dewey number
954.035092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS481.G3
LC item number
H53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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experiments in slow reading
Label
Gandhi's printing press : experiments in slow reading, Isabel Hofmeyr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a Gandhian theory of text : reading, speed and sovereignty -- Printing cultures in the Indian Ocean world -- Gandhi's printing press : a biography -- Indian Opinion : texts in transit -- Binding pamphlets, summarizing India -- A Gandhian theory of reading : the reader as satyagrahi -- Conclusion : "no rights reserved" : reading and sovereignty then and now -- Appendix : pamphlets reprinted from Indian Opinion
Control code
20097443
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780674072794
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021980244
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn806981153
  • (OCoLC)806981153
Label
Gandhi's printing press : experiments in slow reading, Isabel Hofmeyr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a Gandhian theory of text : reading, speed and sovereignty -- Printing cultures in the Indian Ocean world -- Gandhi's printing press : a biography -- Indian Opinion : texts in transit -- Binding pamphlets, summarizing India -- A Gandhian theory of reading : the reader as satyagrahi -- Conclusion : "no rights reserved" : reading and sovereignty then and now -- Appendix : pamphlets reprinted from Indian Opinion
Control code
20097443
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780674072794
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021980244
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn806981153
  • (OCoLC)806981153

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