The Edinburgh History of Reading: Subversive Readers

April 28, 2020|
The Edinburgh History of Reading: Subversive Readers by Jonathan Rose
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Reveals the experience of reading in many cultures and across the ages

  • Covers pornography and the origins of the transgender movement
  • Explores everyday reading in Nazi Germany
  • Analyses prison reading
  • Examines reading in revolutionary societies and occupied nations

Subversive Readers explores the strategies used by readers to question authority, challenge convention, resist oppression, assert their independence and imagine a better world. This kind of insurgent reading may be found everywhere: in revolutionary France and Nazi Germany, in Eastern Europe under Communism and in Australian and Iranian prisons, among eighteenth-century women reading history and nineteenth-century men reading erotica, among postcolonial Africans, the blind, and pioneering transgender activists.

Jonathan Rose is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History at Drew University, USA. He is the author of Readers'' Liberation (Oxford University Press, 2018), The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor (Yale University Press, 2014), which won the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Book Prize, and The Edwardian Temperament 1895-191...
Title:The Edinburgh History of Reading: Subversive Readers
Product dimensions:400 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 in
Published:April 28, 2020
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781474461917

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