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The History of Reading : A Reader (Paperback)

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The History of Reading offers an engaging, accessible overview from the rise of literacy through to the current trend of book clubs .

Divided into seven sections, each with a useful introduction, this Reader:

  • summarises the main debates and perspectives shaping the field
  • introduces key theorists such as Iser, Fish and Bakhtin
  • surveys influential works and outlines important studies on mass reading
  • focuses on specific communities such as Welsh miners, African American library users and Australian convicts
  • looks at individual readers from a variety of countries, classes and historical periods
  • considers current research in the history of reading.

Providing both a clear introduction to the history of the field and a taster of the breadth, diversity and vitality of current debates, this Reader is an essential resource for undergraduates, graduates, and researchers.


Publisher Routledge
Mfg Part# 9780415484213
SKU 211284754
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0415484219
Release Date 8/1/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0454
Publisher Routledge
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