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1In June 2006 a workshop entitled ‘Illiterate Knowledge’ was held in Amman during the second World Congress for Middle East Studies. Its stated purpose was (quoting from the then advertised call for papers) ‘to bring together scholars scrutinizing various aspects of illiteracy in today’s and yesterday’s Mediterranean and Middle Eastern worlds’. The present volume* is a follow-up to this first gathering1.

2— Hold on a minute: How come the title of this issue has become ‘Ill-literate Knowledge’? What is this third ‘l’ poking round the hyphen? There must be a misspelling here!

3— No mistake about it: this distortion is precisely what the following issue is all about. As a matter of fact, a key development of the project has been to embark on a critical examination of the notion of ‘illiteracy’ itself. Which, to be sure, involves its (supposed) opposite, ‘literacy’.

Layers of Literacy 4Let us then try sketching out an economical definition of the latter. One could arguably stress three distinct aspects: First, literacy is the ability to use letters, to establish links between verbal utterances and written signs. Second, the term also refers to a kind of training, whereby one has gained access to an elite of literati: what is at stake then is not only the use of written words, but also the mastery of their production. Thirdly and consequently, literacy is what grants access to (a selective) ‘culture’, which draws a dividing line between scholarly and lay knowledge, and in so doing brings about a differentiated distribution of authority and legitimacy. This may imply, as it was once suggested regarding 19th-century Egypt, that ‘a transformation that occur[s] in the nature of writing correspond[s] to the transformation in the nature of political authority’ (Mitchell 1988: 131).

2 On the ‘linguistic turn’, its spin-offs and fallout, one may (among others) quote Eley 1992 and 199 (...) 5This three-pronged tentative definition points to a broader question, ‘How does language relate to society and culture?’, which is far from being unheard-of: even a shallow knowledge of what has come to be labeled, in some provinces of the humanities and social sciences, the ‘linguistic turn’, suffices to bear in mind that language not only expresses social and cultural experiences, but also constitutes them. In other words, while reflecting sociocultural distinctions, it also shapes and frames the standpoint of those who speak, hear, read or write2.

6The focus on literacy creates a venue for addressing this long-lasting debate over the semiotics vs. semantics of experience. Many a study in ‘literacy studies’, old and new, aims to show that the warp of social order cannot be fully grasped until it has been enmeshed into a weft of differentiated linguistic abilities in flux. Yet there also is a specific twist to this approach: if literacy phenomena (be they ‘events’, ‘practices’, ‘performances’, you name it) are to be examined to the letter, it implies that ‘language’ cannot be stripped of its various inscriptions and guises – of a certain grammatology, some would say. Literacy issues thus point to a large array of linguistic artifacts, themselves embedded in notions of law and order, competence and authority, productivity and creativity. The very use of the term ‘illiteracy’ can be counted among these artifacts, since more often than not it derives from a value-laden contrivance aiming to stigmatize the outcasts of school curricula (Lahire 1999). As seen through the magnifying glass of several contributions herewith presented (Akiba, Bouquet, Georgelin, Oualdi), ways of learning – and their reshuffle through evolving school patterns – indeed appear to be part and parcel of the very definition of an ‘illiterate’ body.

7In short, and to borrow from Roger Chartier’s ‘abrupt proposition’ concerning ‘popular culture’, literacy appears to be ‘a category of the learned’ (1995: 83). What has been called this name hence consists of multiple, intertwined layers of knowledge and power. Following on this tentative overview, two main edges of inquiry stick out for examining the relations between literacy and illiteracy as such.

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Just in our country illiterate people are so much... For that we cant do anything... We have to teach our small sister brothers

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Literacy is literally a blessing.It not only helps you to earn for houshold but also makes you a sensible citizen.

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