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Books and Culture

Books and Culture

  • Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 164
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"Books and Culture" by Hamilton Wright Mabie. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Girls, Boys, Books, Toys

Girls, Boys, Books, Toys

Gender in Children's Literature and Culture

  • Author: Beverly Lyon Clark,Margaret R. Higonnet
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801865268
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 312
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Beverly Lyon Clark and Margaret R. Higonnet bring together twenty-two scholars to look closely at the complexities of children's culture. Girls, Boys, Books, Toys asks questions about how the gender symbolism of children's culture is constructed and resisted. What happens when women rewrite (or illustrate) nursery rhymes, adventure stories, and fairy tales told by men? How do the socially scripted plots for boys and girls change through time and across cultures? Have critics been blind to what women write about "masculine" topics? Can animal tales or doll stories displace tired commonplaces about gender, race, and class? Can different critical approaches—new historicism, narratology, or postcolonialism—enable us to gain leverage on the different implications of gender, age, race, and class in our readings of children's books and children's culture?

Publishing and Culture

Publishing and Culture

  • Author: Dallas John Baker,Donna Lee Brien,Jen Webb
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 152753300X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 418
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Publishing is currently going through dramatic changes, from globalisation to the digital revolution. A whole culture of events, practices and processes has emerged centred around books and writing, which means that scholars of publishing need to understand it as a social and cultural practice as much as it is a business. This book explores the culture, practice and business of book production, distribution, publication and reception. It discusses topics as diverse as emerging publishing models, book making, writers’ festivals, fan communities, celebrity authors, new publishing technologies, self-publishing, book design and the role of class, race, gender and sexuality in publishing or book culture. This volume will be of interest to those in the disciplines of publishing studies, creative writing, English literature, cultural studies and cultural industries.

Comic Books and American Cultural History

Comic Books and American Cultural History

An Anthology

  • Author: Matthew Pustz
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1441173862
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 296
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Comic Books and American Cultural History is an anthology that examines the ways in which comic books can be used to understand the history of the United States. Over the last twenty years, there has been a proliferation of book-length works focusing on the history of comic books, but few have investigated how comics can be used as sources for doing American cultural history. These original essays illustrate ways in which comic books can be used as resources for scholars and teachers. Part 1 of the book examines comics and graphic novels that demonstrate the techniques of cultural history; the essays in Part 2 use comics and graphic novels as cultural artifacts; the third part of the book studies the concept of historical identity through the 20th century; and the final section focuses on different treatments of contemporary American history. Discussing topics that range from romance comics and Superman to American Flagg! and Ex Machina, this is a vivid collection that will be useful to anyone studying comic books or teaching American history.

A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes

A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes

  • Author: Patrick M. Valentine
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 0810885719
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 222
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A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes traces the roles of books and libraries throughout recorded history and explores their social and cultural importance within differing societies and changing times. It presents the history of books from clay tablets to e-books and the history of libraries, whether built of bricks or bytes.

The Conflict and Culture Reader

The Conflict and Culture Reader

  • Author: Pat K. Chew
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814715788
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 313
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In any conflict the players seem to invariably view that conflict through the filter of their own cultural experiences. This collection of essays draws on a variety of disciplines to analyze fundamental assumptions about how conflict arises and how it is resolved.

Old Books and New Histories

Old Books and New Histories

An Orientation to Studies in Book and Print Culture

  • Author: Leslie Howsam
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442691409
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Studies in the culture and history of the book are a burgeoning academic specialty. Intriguing, rigorous, and vital, they are nevertheless rooted within three major academic disciplines - history, literary studies, and bibliography - that focus respectively upon the book as a cultural transaction, a literary text, and a material artefact. Old Books and New Histories serves as a guide to this rich but sometimes confusing territory, explaining how different scholarly approaches to what may appear to be the same entity can lead to divergent questions and contradictory answers. Rather than introduce the events and turning points in the history of book culture, or debates among its theorists, Leslie Howsam uses an array of books and articles to offer an orientation to the field in terms of disciplinary boundaries and interdisciplinary tensions. Howsam's analysis maps studies of book and print culture onto the disciplinary structure of the North American and European academic world. Old Books and New Histories is also an engaged statement of the historical perspective of the book. In the final analysis, the lesson of studies in book and print culture is that texts change, books are mutable, and readers ultimately make of books what they need.

International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture

International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture

  • Author: Kathy Hall,Teresa Cremin,Barbara Comber,Luis C. Moll
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118323300
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 584
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The International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture presents an authoritative distillation of current global knowledge related to the field of primary years literacy studies. Features chapters that conceptualize, interpret, and synthesize relevant research Critically reviews past and current research in order to influence future directions in the field of literacy Offers literacy scholars an international perspective that recognizes and anticipates increasing diversity in literacy practices and cultures

International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture

International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture

  • Author: Dwight B. Heath
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313252341
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 391
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The first authoritative guide to how the world drinks, this reference details alcohol use in different countries and cultures. Variation is striking, with alcohol sometimes a food, a sacrament, a symbol, a tool, a tranquilizer, a medicine, a love potion, or an object of scorn--often with very different meanings and uses in a single country. This volume reveals multicultural and ethnic beliefs, practices, and attitudes about drinking around the world. An extensive introduction discusses the close link between alcohol and culture and provides a foundation for the rest of the book. Each of the following chapters is written by an expert contributor and discusses alcohol and culture in a particular country. Chapters discuss historical trends, drinking among ethnic and religious minorities, national policies, and social outcomes. Countries range from industrial nations known for their alcohol research, to developing nations and to places famous for drinking. A concluding chapter highlights important similarities and differences.

Picturebooks

Picturebooks

Beyond the Borders of Art, Narrative and Culture

  • Author: Evelyn Arizpe,Maureen Farrell,Julie McAdam
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317850319
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 176
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The picturebook is now recognized as a sophisticated art form that has provided a space for some of the most exciting innovations in the field of children’s literature. This book brings together the work of expert scholars from the UK, the USA and Europe to present original theoretical perspectives and new research on picturebooks and their readers. The authors draw on a variety of disciplines such as art and cultural history, semiotics, philosophy, cultural geography, visual literacy, education and literary theory in order to revisit the question of what a picturebook is, and how the best authors and illustrators meet and exceed artistic, narrative and cultural expectations. The book looks at the socio-historical conditions of different times and countries in which a range of picturebooks have been created, pointing out variations but also highlighting commonalities. It also discusses what the stretching of borders may mean for new generations of readers, and what contemporary children themselves have to say about picturebooks. This book was originally published as a special issue of the New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship.