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Introduction

Towheed, Shafquat (2011). Introduction. In: Crone, Rosalind and Towheed, Shafquat eds. The History of Reading, Volume 3: Methods, Strategies, Tactics. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1–12.

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Abstract

About the book:
How do we know who reads what? How do we accurately record the everyday practices of readers, both in the past and today? This volume brings together a representative sample of some of the best new research in the History of Reading currently being undertaken today. Unlike other works on the subject, this volume encourages readers to consider the diverse methodologies used by historians of reading across the world, and indicates how future research might take up the challenge of recording and interpreting the practices of readers in an increasingly digitized world. With chapters examining a range of sources from Filipino blogs to Internet browsers, and from interviews with members of reading groups to a study of the photographic representation of books and reading, The History of Reading, Vol.3: Methods, Strategies, Tactics provides a wide-ranging and thought provoking examination of this burgeoning field. A wide-ranging critical introduction encourages readers to consider how the history of reading might develop in the digital twenty-first century.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Author
ISBN: 0-230-24756-3, 978-0-230-24756-7
Keywords: history of reading; research methodology; digital reading; e-reading; theories of reading; web-browsing; reader response studies; representations of reading; reading groups; discourse analysis; sociology of reading
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 29215
Depositing User: Shafquat Towheed
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 13:47
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 12:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29215
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