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Reading in History : New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition.

Author: Bonnie Gunzenhauser
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that offer a methodological framework for the history of reading. Focusing on a specific historical moment, it gathers statistics about such issues as literacy rates, library subscriptions, publication and sales figures, and print runs to answer questions about what was being read and by whom in a particular place and time.
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Gunzenhauser, Bonnie.
Reading in History : New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Gunzenhauser
ISBN: 9781317316183 1317316185
OCLC Number: 918622167
Description: 1 online resource (194 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; Introduction; Section I: Artefactual Methodologies; 1 On the Use of Anecdotal Evidence in Reception Study and the History of Reading; 2 Examining the Evidence of Reading: Three Examples from the Reading Experience Database, 1450-1945; 3 Historical Dictionaries and the History of Reading; Section II: Paratextual Methodologies; 4 Reading and the Visual Dimensions of the Book: The Popular Cold War Fictions of Helen MacInnes; 5 The Work of Abridgements: Readers, Editors and Expectations. Section III: Institutional Methodologies6 Women Reading Shakespeare in the Outpost: Rural Reading Groups, Literary Culture and Civic Life in America; 7 Turning Libraries into Public Works: Funding Arguments on the Local Level in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, Pennsylvania; 8 Explicating Explications: Researching Contemporary Reading; Notes; Works Cited; Index.

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A collection of essays that offer a methodological framework for the history of reading. Focusing on a specific historical moment, it gathers statistics about such issues as literacy rates, library subscriptions, publication and sales figures, and print runs to answer questions about what was being read and by whom in a particular place and time.

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