BIBLIOGRAPHY AND THE SOCIOLOGY OF TEXTS

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Bibliography And The Sociology Of Texts

Author : D. F. McKenzie
ISBN : 052164495X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A major study of the principles of bibliography by one of the world's foremost scholars of the discipline.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bibliography And The Sociology Of Texts

Author : D. F. McKenzie
ISBN : 9781139426145
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts, D. F. McKenzie shows how the material form of texts crucially determines their meanings. He unifies the principal interests of both critical theory and textual scholarship to demonstrate that, as all works of lasting value are reproduced, re-edited and re-read, they take on different forms and meanings. By witnessing the new needs of their new readers these new forms constitute vital evidence for any history of reading. McKenzie shows this is true of all forms of recorded information, including sound, graphics, films, representations of landscape and the new electronic media. The bibliographical skills first developed for manuscripts and books can, he shows, be applied to a wide range of cultural documents. This book, which incorporates McKenzie's classic work on orality and literacy in early New Zealand, offers a unifying concept of texts that seeks to acknowledge their variety and the complexity of their relationships.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Inscription And Erasure

Author : Roger Chartier
ISBN : 9780812220469
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The fear of oblivion obsessed medieval and early modern Europe. Stone, wood, cloth, parchment, and paper all provided media onto which writing was inscribed as a way to ward off loss. And the task was not easy in a world in which writing could be destroyed, manuscripts lost, or books menaced with destruction. Paradoxically, the successful spread of printing posed another danger, namely, that an uncontrollable proliferation of textual materials, of matter without order or limit, might allow useless texts to multiply and smother thought. Not everything written was destined for the archives; indeed, much was written on surfaces that allowed one to write, erase, then write again. In Inscription and Erasure, Roger Chartier seeks to demonstrate how the tension between these two concerns played out in the imaginative works of their times. Chartier examines how authors transformed the material realities of writing and publication into an aesthetic resource exploited for poetic, dramatic, or narrative ends. The process that gave form to writing in its various modes--public or private, ephemeral or permanent--thus became the very material of literary invention. Chartier's chapters follow a thread of reading and interpretation that takes us from the twelfth-century French poet Baudri of Bourgueil, sketching out his poems on wax tablets before they are committed to parchment, through Cervantes in the seventeenth century, who places a "book of memory," in which poems and letters are to be recopied, in the path of his fictional Don Quixote.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Making Meaning

Author : Donald Francis McKenzie
ISBN : 1558493360
Genre : Literary Collections
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This volume, edited by two of McKenzie's former students, brings together a wide range of his writings on bibliography, the book trade and the "sociology of texts"
Category: Literary Collections

Think Sociology

Author : John Carl
ISBN : 9781442543331
Genre : Social Science
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THINK Currency. THINK Issues. THINK Relevancy. THINK Sociology. With an engaging visual design and just 15 chapters, THINK Sociology is the Australian Sociology text your students will want to read. This text thinks their thoughts, speaks their language, grapples with the current-day problems they face, and grounds sociology in real world experiences. THINK Sociology is informed with the latest research and the most contemporary examples, allowing you to bring current events directly into your unit with little additional work.
Category: Social Science

Sociological Theory In The Classical Era

Author : Laura Desfor Edles
ISBN : 9781483300993
Genre : Social Science
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Trained at UCLA and at NYU respectively, Laura Desfor Edles and Scott Appelrouth were frustrated by their inability to find a sociological theory text that could inspire enthusiasm in undergraduate students while providing them with analytical tools for understanding theory and exposing them to original writings from pivotal theorists. They developed this widely used text/reader to fill that need. Sociological Theory in the Classical Era introduces students to original major writings from sociology's key classical theorists. It also provides a thorough framework for understanding these challenging readings. For each theorist, the authors give a biographical sketch, discuss intellectual influences and core ideas, and offer contemporary examples and applications of those ideas. Introductions to every reading provide additional background on their structure and significance. This book also makes frequent use of photos, diagrams, tables, and charts to help illustrate important concepts.
Category: Social Science

The Beauty Of Inflections

Author : Jerome J. McGann
ISBN : 0198117507
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in hardback in 1985, this collection of studies explores different types of ahistorical literary studies, and develops a socio-historical criticism for literary works. While focusing on 19th-century works - among them those of Christina Rossetti, Keats, and Byron - its arguments are applicable to literary studies in general, and its emphasis is theoretical and methodological.
Category: Literary Criticism

Cinematic Sociology

Author : Jean-Anne Sutherland
ISBN : 9781412992848
Genre : Performing Arts
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Cinematic Sociology is a one-of-a-kind resource that helps students to view films sociologically while also providing much needed pedagogy for teaching sociology through film. In this engaging text the authors take readers beyond watching movies and help them see films sociologically while also developing critical thinking and analytical skills that will be useful in college coursework and beyond. The book's 15 essays from expert scholars in sociology and cultural studies explore the ways social life is presented - distorted, magnified, or politicized - in popular film.
Category: Performing Arts

The Sociology Of Religion

Author : Max Weber
ISBN : 0807042056
Genre : Social Science
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Translated by Ephraim Fischoff With a new Foreword by Ann Swidler
Category: Social Science

Introducing Sociology Using The Stuff Of Everyday Life

Author : Josee Johnston
ISBN : 9781317690672
Genre : Social Science
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The challenges of teaching a successful introductory sociology course today demand materials from a publisher very different from the norm. Texts that are organized the way the discipline structures itself intellectually no longer connect with the majority of student learners. This is not an issue of pandering to students or otherwise seeking the lowest common denominator. On the contrary, it is a question of again making the practice of sociological thinking meaningful, rigorous, and relevant to today’s world of undergraduates. This comparatively concise, highly visual, and affordable book offers a refreshingly new way forward to reach students, using one of the most powerful tools in a sociologist’s teaching arsenal—the familiar stuff in students’ everyday lives throughout the world: the jeans they wear to class, the coffee they drink each morning, or the phones their professors tell them to put away during lectures. A focus on consumer culture, seeing the strange in the familiar, is not only interesting for students; it is also (the authors suggest) pedagogically superior to more traditional approaches. By engaging students through their stuff, this book moves beyond teaching about sociology to helping instructors teach the practice of sociological thinking. It moves beyond describing what sociology is, so that students can practice what sociological thinking can do. This pedagogy also posits a relationship between teacher and learner that is bi-directional. Many students feel a sense of authority in various areas of consumer culture, and they often enjoy sharing their knowledge with fellow students and with their instructor. Opening up the sociology classroom to discussion of these topics validates students’ expertise on their own life-worlds. Teachers, in turn, gain insight from the goods, services, and cultural expectations that shape students’ lives. While innovative, the book has been carefully crafted to make it as useful and flexible as possible for instructors aiming to build core sociological foundations in a single semester. A map on pages ii–iii identifies core sociological concepts covered so that a traditional syllabus as well as individual lectures can easily be maintained. Theory, method, and active learning exercises in every chapter constantly encourage the sociological imagination as well as the "doing" of sociology.
Category: Social Science