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Book Clubs : Women and the Uses of Reading in Everyday Life - Elizabeth Long

Book Clubs

Women and the Uses of Reading in Everyday Life

Paperback Published: 1st July 2003
ISBN: 9780226492629
Number Of Pages: 272

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Book clubs are everywhere these days. And women talk about the clubs they belong to with surprising emotion. But why are the clubs so important to them? And what do the women discuss when they meet? To answer questions like these, Elizabeth Long spent years observing and participating in women's book clubs and interviewing members from different discussion groups. Far from being an isolated activity, she finds reading for club members to be an active and social pursuit, a crucial way for women to reflect creatively on the meaning of their lives and their place in the social order.

On the Social Nature of Reading
Nineteenth-Century White Women's Reading Groups: Literary Inspiration and Social Reform
Between Past and Present: Introductory Reflections on the Changing Nature of Women's Reading Groups
Exploring the Social World of Houston's Reading Groups
Book Selection: Negotiating Group Identity through Literature
Conversing with Books, Fashioning Subjectivity, Dealing with Difference
Reading Groups and the Challenge of Mass Communication and Marketing
At the End
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ISBN: 9780226492629
ISBN-10: 0226492621
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st July 2003
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39