The History of Reading, Volume 3: Methods, Strategies, Tactics

The History of Reading, Volume 3: Methods, Strategies, Tactics

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The History of Reading, Volume 3: Methods, Strategies, Tactics by R. Crone

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349320134
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/26/2011
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

HANNA ADONI Sammy Ofer School of Communications Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel DANIEL ALLINGTON Lecturer in English Language Studies and Applied Linguistics, Open University, UK STEPHEN COLCLOUGH Lecturer in the School of English, Bangor University, UK MATS DAHLSTROM Associate Professor, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Sweden SIMON ELIOT Professor of the History of the Book, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London KATE FLINT Professor of English and Art History, University of Southern California, USA SIMON R. FROST External Lecturer, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark ALAN GALEY Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada HILLEL NOSSEK Professor of Communication, School of Media Studies, College of Management Academic Studies, Israel SADIAH QUREISHI Research Fellow, Cambridge Victorian Studies Group, University of Cambridge, UK JONATHAN ROSE Kenan Professor of History, Drew University, USA BARBARA RYAN National University of Singapore JOAN SWANN Senior Lecturer, Centre for Language and Communication, Open University, UK VERNON TOTANES Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto, Canada.

Table of Contents

List 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

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