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Worth Quoting (Interviews): Dr. Joseph Kett

Worth Quoting was made possible by Florida Community College at Jacksonville. The series was recorded from 1985 to 2005, and features a powerful collection of interviews.
Interviewee Dr. Joseph Kett
Interviewer Carol Spalding Miner
Subject Cultural Litreracy

Copyright 1988  Florida Community College at Jacksonville

 

Summary:

Professor Joseph Kett, Chairman of the Department of History at the University of Virginia, discusses his work on The Cultural Literacy Dictionary, which he co-authored with fellow professors James Trefil and E.D. Hirsch, Jr. The Dictionary aims to help the average American understand terminology that those in the field that are “culturally literate” assume are common knowledge.

 

Keywords:

sociology, cultural literacy, political science, dictionaries, terminology

Dr. Joseph Kett

Kett, Joseph. (1988). Interviewed by C. Miner  [Video Recording]. Worth Quoting. YouTube, Jacksonville, Florida.

Run time: 29 minutes