Regionalism and the Reading Class

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Juli 2008



Globalization and the Internet are smothering cultural regionalism, that sense of place that flourished in simpler times. These two villains are also prime suspects in the death of reading. Or so alarming reports about our homogenous and dumbed-down culture would have it. This book shows that neither of these claims stands up under scrutiny.


Wendy Griswold is professor of sociology, comparative literary studies, and English at Northwestern University and the author of several books, including Cultures and Societies in a Changing World and Bearing Witness: Readers, Writers, and the Novel in Nigeria.


"This is a bold, multi-textured, and extremely interesting book that combines fascinating theoretical points with empirically supported case studies. Wendy Griswold explores new territory and underscores its significance cogently and incisively." - Elizabeth Long, author of Book Clubs"
EAN: 9780226309224
ISBN: 0226309223
Untertitel: 7 halftones, 3 line drawings, 7 tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: The University of Chicago Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2008
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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