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On the Commerce of Thinking

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230365
eISBN:
9780823235476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230365.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book concerns the particular communication of thoughts that takes place by means of the business of writing, producing, and selling books. The author's reflection is born out of his relation to ... More


The Scents of the Bookstore

Jean-Luc Nancy

in On the Commerce of Thinking

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230365
eISBN:
9780823235476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230365.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The bookstore is a perfumery, rotisserie, patisserie: a dispensary of scents and flavors through which something like a fragrance or bouquet of the book is divined, presumed, sensed. It is where one ... More


The Commerce of Thinking

Jean-Luc Nancy

in On the Commerce of Thinking

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230365
eISBN:
9780823235476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230365.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The book always and only goes from Idea to Idea. Its opening, its enlivened and loosened pages—followed from right to left and from top to bottom, or in the opposite directions and following every ... More


Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Clayton Childress

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691160382
eISBN:
9781400885275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160382.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book follows the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers. The subject is Jarrettsville, a historical novel by Cornelia ... More


From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs

Joshua Clark Davis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231171588
eISBN:
9780231543088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171588.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

In the 1960s and ’70s, a diverse range of storefronts—including head shops, African American bookstores, feminist businesses, and organic grocers—brought the work of the New Left, Black Power, ... More


Pursuing the Citizen-Consumer: Consumption as Politics

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines how some people outside the ranks of book professionals have taken action against the spread of large-scale, rationalized bookselling in the U.S. It looks at the activism on the ... More


Conclusion: Lesfic: Alternative Publishing, Activism, and Queer Women Writers

Jaime Harker

in The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643359
eISBN:
9781469643373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643359.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The conclusion considers some of the legacies of the Women in Print movement and the Southern lesbian feminists who animated it, by considering contemporary examples of small press publishing and ... More


End-Times Prophecy for Dummies: Reading The Late Great Planet Earth

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how readers engaged with Hal Lindsey's The Late Great Planet Earth and the debates surrounding it. The Late Great Planet Earth was explicitly marketed to two distinct ... More


Serving the Entertained Consumer: The Multifunction Bookstore

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter focuses on the history of multifunction bookstore in the U.S. designed to entertain customers. This trend was pioneered by independent bookstores in the 1980s and later reproduced by ... More


Feminist Bookstores: Building Identity

Daphne Spain

in Constructive Feminism: Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453199
eISBN:
9781501704130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453199.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines how feminist bookstores revealed multidimensional and complex female identities that could transform women’s sense of self. These bookstores were often an outgrowth of women’s ... More


Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Laura J. Miller

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Over the past half-century, bookselling, like many retail industries, has evolved from an arena dominated by independent bookstores to one in which chain stores have significant market share. And as ... More


Conversations in Bookstores

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0032
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author shares interesting stories that took place at the bookstore during the Sixth International Conference on Creationism, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in August 2008. The ... More


The Late Great Planet Earth and Evangelical Cultures of Letters in the 1970s and 1980s

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the field of religious publishing in the 1970s and early 1980s by focusing on Hal Lindsey and C. C. Carlson's The Late Great Planet Earth (1970), a layperson's guide to ... More


Commercial Culture and Its Discontents

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This introductory chapter discusses the history of bookselling and the book trade in the U.S. It addresses the question of how book professionals position themselves in relation to some general ... More


From Dry Goods Merchant to Internet Mogul: Bookselling through American History

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines the evolution of bookselling in the U.S. since the Civil War. It shows how the retail scene evolved from a highly decentralized group of small booksellers and marginal ... More


Designing the Bookstore for the Standardized Consumer

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines the history of designing bookstores in the U.S. It investigates how standardization became an important aspect of bookstore chains' efforts to rationalize bookselling. The ... More


The Changing Environment for Scholarly Publishing

Albert N. Greco

in The Business of Scholarly Publishing: Managing in Turbulent Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190626235
eISBN:
9780190626266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626235.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The importance of the publishing and dissemination of scholarly books and journals remains secure since this process is pivotal to the life blood of academic research. However, the process of ... More


Liberation Through Literacy: African American Bookstores, Black Power, and the Mainstreaming of Black Books

Joshua Clark Davis

in From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231171588
eISBN:
9780231543088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171588.003.0003
Subject:
History, Economic History

Chapter two examines Black-Power activists who founded scores of bookstores throughout the country in the 1960s and ‘70s, hoping to prompt both a “revolution of the mind” and a transformation of ... More


The Stakes in the Google Book Search Settlement

Paul N. Courant

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0031
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In 2004, Google embarked on a historic project to scan and index the contents of the world’s great research libraries. However, the authors and publishers of works in copyright sued, arguing that ... More


March: Patience Spent, the Storms Begin

Michael V. Metz

in Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042416
eISBN:
9780252051258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.003.0034
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Spring began with protests against defense contractor General Electric’s campus recruiting, and after an RU rally students turned violent, breaking windows in the building housing recruiters. Crowds ... More


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