Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts

Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts

by D. F. McKenzie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521642582

ISBN-13: 9780521642583

Pub. Date: 09/16/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

D.F. McKenzie shows how the material form of texts crucially determine their meanings. He demonstrates that as works are reproduced and reread, they take on different forms and meanings. This is true of all forms of recorded information, McKenzie claims, including sound, graphics, films, landscape and new electronic media. The bibliographical skills first developed

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Overview

D.F. McKenzie shows how the material form of texts crucially determine their meanings. He demonstrates that as works are reproduced and reread, they take on different forms and meanings. This is true of all forms of recorded information, McKenzie claims, including sound, graphics, films, landscape and new electronic media. The bibliographical skills first developed for manuscripts and books can, he shows, be applied to a wide range of cultural documents. This book offers a unifying concept of texts that seeks to acknowledge their variety and the complexity of their relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521642583
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/16/1999
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Foreword; Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts; The Sociology of a text: oral culture, literacy, and print in early New Zealand.

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