Bibliography and the sociology of texts /

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-r...

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Author / Creator:McKenzie, D. F. (Donald Francis)
Imprint:Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Description:1 online resource (130 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Series:The Panizzi lectures ; 1985
Panizzi lectures ; 1985.
Subject:Bibliography, Critical -- Social aspects.
Transmission of texts -- Social aspects.
Criticism, Textual -- Social aspects.
Communication -- Social aspects.
Knowledge, Sociology of.
REFERENCE.
Bibliography, Critical -- Social aspects.
Communication -- Social aspects.
Criticism, Textual -- Social aspects.
Knowledge, Sociology of.
Transmission of texts -- Social aspects.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11113804
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Other uniform titles:McKenzie, D. F. (Donald Francis). Sociology of a text.
ISBN:051100799X
9780511007996
9780521642583
0521642582
9780521644952
052164495X
0521642582
052164495X
0712300856
9780712300858
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:First work originally published: London : British Library, ©1986. 2nd work originally published in The library, 6th series, 6, December 1984.
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary: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.
Other form:Print version: McKenzie, D.F. (Donald Francis). Bibliography and the sociology of texts. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999 0521642582

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