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Reading beyond the book : the social practices of contemporary literary culture

Author: Danielle Fuller; DeNel Rehberg Sedo
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge research in cultural and media studies, 49.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last 15 years thanks to the success of televized book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers a critical analysis of mass reading events and the contemporary meanings of reading in the UK, USA, and Canada based on original interviews and surveys with readers and event  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle Fuller; DeNel Rehberg Sedo
ISBN: 9780415532952 0415532957
OCLC Number: 768171369
Description: xix, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reading --
Television --
Radio --
Money --
Worker --
Reader --
Book.
Series Title: Routledge research in cultural and media studies, 49.
Responsibility: Danielle Fuller and DeNel Rehberg Sedo.

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Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last 15 years thanks to the success of televized book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers a critical analysis of mass reading events and the contemporary meanings of reading in the UK, USA, and Canada based on original interviews and surveys with readers and event organizers.

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'This is more than just an excellent study of books and reading in the twenty first century. It's a superb piece of cultural sociology.'--David Hesmondhalgh, University of Leeds'In Beyond the Book, Read more...

 
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