The History of Reading, Volume 3: Methods, Strategies, Tactics

Hardcover | August 26, 2011

EditorR. Crone, S. Towheed

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We inhabit a textually super-saturated and increasingly literate world. This volume encourages readers to consider the diverse methodologies used by historians of reading globally, and indicates how future research might take up the challenge of recording and interpreting the practices of readers in an increasingly digitized society.

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We inhabit a textually super-saturated and increasingly literate world. This volume encourages readers to consider the diverse methodologies used by historians of reading globally, and indicates how future research might take up the challenge of recording and interpreting the practices of readers in an increasingly digitized society.

ROSALIND CRONE is a Lecturer in History at the Open University, UK, and Co-Investigator on The Reading Experience Database, 1450-1945 (RED) project. She has published widely on popular culture, crime and literacy in the nineteenth century and is author of the forthcoming Violent Victorians: Popular Entertainment in Nineteenth-Century ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:August 26, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230247563

ISBN - 13:9780230247567

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword; S.Eliot
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; R.Crone & S.Towheed
PART I: PERSPECTIVES 
Altick's Map: The New Historiography of the Common Reader; J.Rose
Commodity Readers: An Introduction to a Frame for Reading; S.R.Frost
PART II: METHODS AND TACTICS
Between the Book and the Reader: The Uses of Reading for the Gratification of Personal Psychosocial Needs; H.Adoni & H.Nossek
One Reader, Two Votes: Re-tooling Fan Mail Scholarship; B.Ryan
The Mediation of Response: A Critical Approach to Individual and Group Reading Practices; D.Allington & J.Swann
PART III: INTERPRETATIVE STRATEGIES
Representing Reading Spaces; S.Colclough
A Book of One's Own: Examples of Library Book Marginalia; M.Dahlström
PART IV: READING THE VISUAL
Reading Ephemera; S.Qureishi
Books in Photographs; K.Flint
PART V: READING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Filipino Blogs as Evidence of Reading and Reception; V.TotanesReading the Book of Mozilla: Web Browsers and the Materiality of Digital Texts; A.Galey
Further Reading and Weblinks
Index