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The Reading Class: With Terence Emmett Mcdonnell and Nathan Wright1

Wendy Griswold

in Regionalism and the Reading Class

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309224
eISBN:
9780226309262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309262.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Today, the prospects for reading are not bright. Most people in advanced industrial and post-industrial countries are not and will not be readers. Although they read for work and for information, ... More


Introduction: Regionalism and the Reading Class

Wendy Griswold

in Regionalism and the Reading Class

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309224
eISBN:
9780226309262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309262.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

People have voiced concerns that global cultural homogeneity is obliterating people's “sense of place” since the colonial-era condemnation of cultural imperialism. However, a considerable amount of ... More


Conclusion: The Reading Class and the Future of Regionalism

Wendy Griswold

in Regionalism and the Reading Class

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309224
eISBN:
9780226309262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309262.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of reading as a social and elite practice. It then explains why the distinction between the reading class and reading culture is important for ... More


Regionalism and the Reading Class

Wendy Griswold

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309224
eISBN:
9780226309262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309262.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

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 ... More


State Patronage in Norway and the U.S.: With Fredrik Engelstad1

Wendy Griswold

in Regionalism and the Reading Class

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309224
eISBN:
9780226309262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309262.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter shows that literary regionalism flourishes only where there are both regional collective identity and institutional support. It attempts to sort out the claims of the experiential and ... More


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