The Resource A feeling for books : the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire, Janice A. Radway

A feeling for books : the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire, Janice A. Radway

Label
A feeling for books : the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire
Title
A feeling for books
Title remainder
the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire
Statement of responsibility
Janice A. Radway
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural institution and a profoundly personal meditation about the experience of reading. Janice Radway traces the history of the famous mail-order book club from its controversial founding in 1926 through its evolution into an enterprise uniquely successful in blending commerce and culture. Framing her historical narrative with writing of a more personal sort, Radway reflects on th
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Radway, Janice A.
Dewey number
028/.9/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1003.2
LC item number
.R33 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Book-of-the-Month Club
  • Book-of-the-Month Club
  • Book-of-the-Month Club
  • Book-of-the-Month Club
  • Book-of-the-month club
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Livres et lecture
  • Livres et lecture
  • Culture populaire
  • Culture populaire
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Books and reading
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • Book-of-the-Month Club
  • Boekenclubs
  • Livros (história)
  • Leitura (história)
  • Cultura popular (história)
  • Livres et lecture
  • Industrie du livre
  • Lecture, Goût de la
  • Littérature populaire américaine
Label
A feeling for books : the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire, Janice A. Radway
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=13971
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-410) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the service of the general reader. A certain book club culture ; A business with a mission ; The intelligent generalist and the uses of reading. -- On the history of the middlebrow. The struggle over the book, 1870-1920 ; A modern selling machine for the books: Harry Scherman and the origins of the Book-of-the-Month Club ; Automated book distribution and the negative option: agency and choice in a standardized world. ; The scandal of the middlebrow: the professional-managerial class and the exercise of authority in the literary field ; Reading for a new class: the judges, the practical logic of book selection, and the questions of middlebrow style. -- Books for professionals. A library of books for the aspiring professional: some effects of middlebrow reading
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 424 pages, [8] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807863978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44961397
  • (OCoLC)ocm44961397
Label
A feeling for books : the Book-of-the-Month Club, literary taste, and middle-class desire, Janice A. Radway
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=13971
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-410) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the service of the general reader. A certain book club culture ; A business with a mission ; The intelligent generalist and the uses of reading. -- On the history of the middlebrow. The struggle over the book, 1870-1920 ; A modern selling machine for the books: Harry Scherman and the origins of the Book-of-the-Month Club ; Automated book distribution and the negative option: agency and choice in a standardized world. ; The scandal of the middlebrow: the professional-managerial class and the exercise of authority in the literary field ; Reading for a new class: the judges, the practical logic of book selection, and the questions of middlebrow style. -- Books for professionals. A library of books for the aspiring professional: some effects of middlebrow reading
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 424 pages, [8] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807863978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44961397
  • (OCoLC)ocm44961397

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