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Reading Beyond the Book: The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture
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Reading Beyond the Book: The Social Practices of Contemporary Literary Culture (Hardback)

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Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first 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.





The resurgence of book groups has inspired new cultural formations of what the authors call "shared reading." They interrogate the enduring attraction of an old technology for readers, community organizers, and government agencies, exploring the social practices inspired by the sharing of books in public spaces and revealing the complex ideological investments made by readers, cultural workers, institutions, and the mass media in the meanings of reading.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPopular culturePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesMedia Studies Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 18/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9780415532952  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Danielle Fuller is Senior Lecturer in the Department of American & Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. DeNel Rehberg Sedo is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada.

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