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The Late Age of Print

Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control


Συγγραφέας: Striphas Ted
Εκδότης: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231148153
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 272
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x16
Γλώσσα Γραφής: English
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2009

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Late Age of Print"

Ted Striphas argues that, although the production and propagation of books have undoubtedly entered a new phase, printed works are still very much a part of our everyday lives. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and a host of other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead. From the rise of retail superstores to Oprah's phenomenal reach, Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapid changes in twentieth-century print culture. Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Amazon.com have established new routes of traffic in and around books, and pop sensations like Harry Potter and the Oprah Book Club have inspired the kind of brand loyalty that could only make advertisers swoon. At the same time, advances in digital technology have presented the book industry with extraordinary threats and unique opportunities. Striphas's provocative analysis offers a counternarrative to those who either triumphantly declare the end of printed books or deeply mourn their passing. With wit and brilliant insight, he isolates the invisible processes through which books have come to mediate our social interactions and influence our habits of consumption, integrating themselves into our routines and intellects like never before.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Striphas Ted
Κατηγορία: δοκίμια-μελέτες
ISBN: 9780231148153
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 18/03/2009
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 272
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: English
Γλώσσα πρωτοτύπου: English
Τόπος έκδοσης: New York
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 354 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 13 illus.

Περιεχόμενα

Acknowledgments Introduction: The Late Age of Print 1. E-books and the Digital Future 2. The Big-Box Bookstore Blues 3. Bringing Bookland Online 4. Literature as Life on Oprah's Book Club 5. Harry Potter and the Culture of the Copy Conclusion: From Consumerism to Control Notes Index

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