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The book history reader

The book history reader

Author: David Finkelstein; Alistair McCleery
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Finkelstein; Alistair McCleery
ISBN: 0415359473 9780415359474 0415359481 9780415359481
OCLC Number: 184966733
Description: xiii, 561 pages
Contents: What is the history of books? / Robert Darnton --
Bibliography, pure bibliography, and literary studies / Fredson Bowers --
The book as an expressive form / D.F. McKenzie --
A new model for the study of the book / Thomas Adams and Nicolas Barker --
The socialization of texts / Jerome McGann --
Early modern print culture : assessing the models / Harold Love --
Labourers and voyagers : from the text to the reader / Pierre Bourdieu --
The field of cultural production / Pierre Bourdieu --
Text, script, and media : new observations on scribal activity in the ancient Near East / Scott B. Noegel --
Orality and literacy : writing restructures consciousness / Walter Ong --
The manuscript / Marcel Thomas --
The practical impact of writing / Roger Chartier --
The body of the book : the media transition from manuscript to print / Jan-Dirk Mller --
The Indian ecumene : an indigenous public sphere / C.A. Bayly --
The sociology of a text : orality, literacy, and print in early New Zealand / D.F. McKenzie --
Defining the initial shift : some features of print culture / Elisabeth Eisenstein --
The book of nature and the nature of the book / Adrian Johns --
The death of the author / Roland Barthes --
What is an author? / Michel Foucault --
Oral religio-political activism and textual production / Paula McDowell --
Literary property determined / Mark Rose --
Authors, publishers, and the making of literary culture / John Brewer --
Cultures of the commonplace / Leah Price --
Masterpiece theater : the politics of Hawthorne's literary reputation / Jane Tompkins --
The Victorian novelists : who were they? / John Sutherland --
When is a book not a book? / Robert L. Patten --
The magazine market / James L.W. West III --
Toward international cooperation : the literary editing of H.D. and Bryher / Jayne Marek --
Interaction between text and reader / Wolfgang Iser --
Literacy instruction and gender in colonial New England / F. Jennifer Monaghan --
Reading practices / Kate Flint --
Rereading the English common reader : a preface to a history of audiences / Jonathan Rose --
The English common reader : from Caxton to the eighteenth century / Richard Altick --
Interpreting the variorum / Stanley Fish --
Forgotten readers : recovering the lost history of African American literary societies / Elizabeth McHenry --
A feeling for books : the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire / Janice Radway --
The digital subject and cultural theory / Mark Poster --
Material matters : the past and futurology of the book / Paul Duguid --
Farewell to the information age / Geoffrey Nunberg.
Responsibility: edited by David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery.
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