2010/05/17

Educating Peasants and Forming Citizens: Social Change and Public Libraries in Colombia

Educating Peasants and Forming Citizens: Social Change and Public Libraries in Colombia  
  • For the largest part of Colombian history, libraries were more a dream than a reality. Illiterates formed the majority of the population and libraries were signs of wealth or social distinction, restricted to a narrow elite and its cultural institutions. However, in different periods libraries were conceived by some intellectuals as forces for social change. In this lecture I will tell the story of some of the efforts of using libraries to change the minds of the people and form citizens since de late 18th century until today.  

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