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Book History Reader

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ISBN-10: 0415226589

ISBN-13: 9780415226585

Edition: 2001

Authors: David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery

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The editors illustrate how book history studies have evolved into a broad approach which incorporates social and cultural considerations governing the production, dissemination and reception of print and texts.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

David Finkelstein is a research professor of media and print culture at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh.

Alistair McCleery is Professor of Literature and Culture at Napier University in Edinburgh. He is co-author with David Finkelstein of the two standard textbooks in the field,<i An Introduction to Book History</I (Routledge 2005) and <i The Book History Reader</i (Revised Edition, Routledge 2006). He also co-edits <i The Bibliotheck</i , a journal of bibliography and book history. He has published widely on Scottish and Irish literature, particularly Neil Gunn and James Joyce.

General Introduction What is Book History
Section Introduction
What is the History of Books
The Book as an Expressive Form
A New Model for the Study of the Book
The Socialization of Texts
Labourers and Voyagers: From the Text to the Reader
The Book of Nature and the Nature of the Book
The Filed of Cultural Production - Bourdieu From Orality to Literacy
Section Introduction
Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the World
The Practical Impact of Writing
The Body of the Book: The Media Transition from Manuscript to Print - Muller
Defining the Initial Shift; some features of print culture
The Indian ecumene; an indigenous public sphere
The Sociology of a Text: Orality, Literacy and Print in Early New Zealand - Mckenzie Commodifying Print: Books and Authors
Section Introduction
The Death of the Author
What is an Author
Literary Property Determined
Authors, Publishers and the Making of Literary Culture
Masterpiece Theatre: The Politics of Hawthorne's Literary Reputation
The Victorian Novelists: Who Were They - Sutherland
The Magazine Market - West
Anyone of Everybody: Net Books and Howard's End - Feltes Book s and Readers
Section Introduction
Interaction between Reader and Text - Iser
Literacy Instruction and Gender in Colonial New England
Reading Practices - Flint
Rereading the English Common Reader: A Preface to a History of Audience
The English Common Reader
Interpreting the Variorium
A Feeling for Books: The Book of the Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire
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