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The History of Reading offers an engaging, accessible overview from the rise of literacy through to the current trend of ‘book clubs’.
Divided into seven sections, each with a useful introduction, this Reader:
- summarises the main debates and perspectives shaping the field
- introduces key theorists such as Iser, Fish and Bakhtin
surveys influential works and outlines important studies on mass reading
- focuses on specific communities such as Welsh miners, African American library users and Australian convicts
looks at individual readers from a variety of countries, classes and historical periods
- considers current research in the history of reading.
Providing both a clear introduction to the history of the field and a taster of the breadth, diversity and vitality of current debates, this Reader is an essential resource for undergraduates, graduates, and researchers.
|Item Type:||Edited Book|
|Copyright Holders:||2010 Not known|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Arts > History
Arts > English
|Depositing User:||Rosalind Crone|
|Date Deposited:||16 Jul 2010 15:42|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2012 14:30|
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