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The Cultural Sociology of Reading

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introduction
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    Chapter 2 Reading Matters: Toward a Cultural Sociology of Reading
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    Chapter 3 Why Do People Read Zines? Meaning, Materiality and Cultures of Reading
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    Chapter 4 Between Self and Other: Anaïs Nin’s Transformative Erotics
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    Chapter 5 The Sociological Truth of Fiction: The Aesthetic Structure of a Novel and the Iconic Experience of Reading
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    Chapter 6 Book Love: Attachment to Books in the United Kingdom
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    Chapter 7 Easy to Handle and Travel with: Swahili Booklets and Transoceanic Reading Experiences in the Indian Ocean Littoral
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    Chapter 8 Spatial Reading: Evaluative Frameworks and the Making of Literary Authority
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    Chapter 9 Editor’s Love: Matching, Reading, and the Editorial Self-concept
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    Chapter 10 Reviewing Strategies and the Normalization of Uncertain Texts
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    Chapter 11 Customer Reviews of “highbrow” Literature: A Comparative Reception Study of The Inheritance of Loss and The White Tiger
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    Chapter 12 A Self Enlarged by Fiction
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    Chapter 13 Reading, Novels and the Ethics of Sociability: Taking Simmel to an Independent English Bookshop
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    Chapter 14 The Value of Books and Reading as Social Practices in Nineteenth-Century Chile: The Perspectives of Government and Citizens
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    Chapter 15 Between Avant-Garde and Kitsch: Intellectual Bookstores and Post-Mao China’s Reading Culture
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    Chapter 16 The Politics of Happily-Ever-After: Romance Genre Fiction as Aesthetic Public Sphere
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    Chapter 17 Clandestine Reading Practice in the Chinese Cultural Revolution
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    Chapter 18 The Decline of Literary Reading and the Rise of the Literal Mind
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    Chapter 19 The Functions of Reading in Chinese Literature and Society
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Chapter title
Between Self and Other: Anaïs Nin’s Transformative Erotics
Chapter number 4
Book title
The Cultural Sociology of Reading
Published by
Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, January 2022
DOI 10.1007/978-3-031-13227-8_4
Book ISBNs
978-3-03-113226-1, 978-3-03-113227-8

Widner, Jessica