We inhabit a textually super-saturated and increasingly literate world. This volume encourages readers to consider the diverse methodologies used by historians of reading globally, and indicates how future research might take up the challenge of recording and interpreting the practices of readers in an increasingly digitized society.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2011|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
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Table of ContentsList of Figures List of Tables Foreword; S.Eliot Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction; R.Crone & S.Towheed PART I: PERSPECTIVES Altick's Map: The New Historiography of the Common Reader; J.Rose Commodity Readers: An Introduction to a Frame for Reading; S.R.Frost PART II: METHODS AND TACTICS Between the Book and the Reader: The Uses of Reading for the Gratification of Personal Psychosocial Needs; H.Adoni & H.Nossek One Reader, Two Votes: Re-tooling Fan Mail Scholarship; B.Ryan The Mediation of Response: A Critical Approach to Individual and Group Reading Practices; D.Allington & J.Swann PART III: INTERPRETATIVE STRATEGIES Representing Reading Spaces; S.Colclough A Book of One's Own: Examples of Library Book Marginalia; M.Dahlstrom PART IV: READING THE VISUAL Reading Ephemera; S.Qureishi Books in Photographs; K.Flint PART V: READING IN THE DIGITAL AGE Filipino Blogs as Evidence of Reading and Reception; V.Totanes Reading the Book of Mozilla: Web Browsers and the Materiality of Digital Texts; A.Galey Further Reading and Weblinks Index