Publishing and Culture

Publishing and Culture PDF Author: Dallas John Baker
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 152753300X
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 418

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Publishing is currently going through dramatic changes, from globalisation to the digital revolution. A whole culture of events, practices and processes has emerged centred around books and writing, which means that scholars of publishing need to understand it as a social and cultural practice as much as it is a business. This book explores the culture, practice and business of book production, distribution, publication and reception. It discusses topics as diverse as emerging publishing models, book making, writers’ festivals, fan communities, celebrity authors, new publishing technologies, self-publishing, book design and the role of class, race, gender and sexuality in publishing or book culture. This volume will be of interest to those in the disciplines of publishing studies, creative writing, English literature, cultural studies and cultural industries.

Painting and publishing as cultural industries

Painting and publishing as cultural industries PDF Author: Claartje Rasterhoff
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048524113
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages :

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Painting and Publishing as Cultural Industries, 1580-1800 addresses how a small country like the Dutch Republic could become a major player in the creation of cultural goods during the Golden Age. On the basis of quantitative and qualitative sources from art history and book history, Claartje Rasterhoff traces the evolution of the painting and publishing industries from modest trades to booming industries. Informed by studies on cultural industries, she focuses on the role of industrial organization in shaping patterns of growth and innovation. Much like their present-day counterparts, early modern Dutch cultural industries were spatially concentrated, highly networked, and institutionally embedded. This distinct organizational structure helped to reduce uncertainty in the market and stimulated the commercial and creative potential of painters and publishers, for a century at least. Dutch painters and publishers had catered to their markets so rapidly and in such variety, that the exceptional levels of output, quality, and innovation accomplished during the first half of the seventeenth century could not be sustained. As producers came to face saturated domestic markets, they took to limiting risks and strenghtening their distribution and marketing activities. By introducing the concepts of business cycles and spatial clusters, Rasterhoff offers a novel explanation

Publishing, Culture, and Power in Early Modern China

Publishing, Culture, and Power in Early Modern China PDF Author: Kai-wing Chow
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804733686
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 397

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This path-breaking book argues that printing—both with woodblocks and with movable type—exerted a profound influence on Chinese society in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Publishing Culture and the "reading Nation"

Publishing Culture and the Author: Lynne Tatlock
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571134026
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 345

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The Culture and Commerce of Publishing in the 21st Century

The Culture and Commerce of Publishing in the 21st Century PDF Author: Albert N. Greco
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804750318
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 262

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This is the definitive social and economic analysis of the current state and future trends of the American book publishing industry, with an emphasis on the trade, college textbook, and scholarly publishing sectors. Drawing on a rich and extensive data, the thoughtful analysis presented in this book will be valuable to leaders in publishing as well as the scholars and analysts who study this industry.

Migrationsvordergrund - Provinzhintergrund

Migrationsvordergrund - Provinzhintergrund PDF Author:
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9789004462564
Category :
Languages : de
Pages : 278

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Der seit einigen Jahren zu beobachtende Anstieg deutschsprachiger Literatur von AutorInnen osteuropäischer Herkunft wirft Fragen nach dem spezifischen Beitrag dieser AutorInnen zur deutschsprachigen Literatur, aber auch nach der Wirksamkeit des Konstrukts 'Osteuropa' in der Wahrnehmung von Literatur auf. The increase in German-language literature by authors originating from Eastern Europe that can be observed in the last years raises questions about the specific contribution of these authors to German-language literature, but also about the effectiveness of the construct 'Eastern Europe' in the perception of literature.

Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books

Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books PDF Author: Alison Baverstock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317696301
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 334

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Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books is a comprehensive resource that builds bridges between the traditional focus and methodologies of literary studies and the actualities of modern and contemporary literature, including the realities of professional writing, the conventions and practicalities of the publishing world, and its connections between literary publishing and other media. Focusing on the relationship between modern literature and the publishing industry, the volume enables students and academics to extend the text-based framework of modules on contemporary writing into detailed expositions of the culture and industry which bring these texts into existence; it brings economic considerations into line alongside creative issues, and examines how employing marketing strategies are utilized to promote and sell books. Sections cover: The standard university-course specifications of contemporary writing, offering an extensive picture of the social, economic, and cultural contexts of these literary genres The impact and status of non-literary writing, and how this compares with certain literary genres as an index to contemporary culture and a reflection of the state of the publishing industry The practicalities and conventions of the publishing industry Contextual aspects of literary culture and the book industry, visiting the broader spheres of publishing, promotion, bookselling, and literary culture Carefully linked chapters allow readers to tie key elements of the publishing industry to the particular demands and features of contemporary literary genres and writing, offering a detailed guide to the ways in which the three core areas of culture, economics, and pragmatics intersect in the world of publishing. Further to being a valuable resource for those studying English or Creative Writing, the volume is a key text for degrees in which Publishing is a component, and is relevant to those aspects of Media Studies that look at interactions between the media and literature/publishing.

Religious Publishing and Print Culture in Modern China

Religious Publishing and Print Culture in Modern China PDF Author: Philip Clart
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1614512981
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 355

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Scholarly interest in print culture and in the study of religion in modern China has increased in recent years, propelled by maturing approaches to the study of cultural history and by a growing recognition that both were important elements of China's recent past. The influence of China in the contemporary world continues to expand, and with it has come an urgent need to understand the processes by which its modern history was made. Issues of religious freedom and of religion's influence on the public sphere continue to be contentious but important subjects of scholarly work, and the role of print and textual media has not dimmed with the advent of electronic communication. This book, Religious Publishing and Print Culture in Modern China1800-2012, speaks to these contemporary and historical issues by bringing to light the important and abiding connections between religious development and modern print culture in China. Bringing together these two subjects has a great deal of potential for producing insights that will appeal to scholars working in a range of fields, from media studies to social historians. Each chapter demonstrates how focusing on the role of publishing among religious groups in modern China generates new insights and raises new questions. They examine how religious actors understood the role of printed texts in religion, dealt with issues of translation and exegesis, produced print media that heralded social and ideological changes, and expressed new self-understandings in their published works. They also address the impact of new technologies, such as mechanized movable type and lithographic presses, in the production and meaning of religious texts. Finally, the chapters identify where religious print culture crossed confessional lines, connecting religious traditions through links of shared textual genres, commercial publishing companies, and the contributions of individual editors and authors. This book thus demonstrates how, in embracing modern print media and building upon their longstanding traditional print cultures, Christian, Buddhist, Daoist, and popular religious groups were developed and defined in modern China. While the chapter authors are specialists in religious traditions, they have made use of recent studies into publishing and print culture, and like many of the subjects of their research, are able to make connections across religious boundaries and link together seemingly discrete traditions.

Poetry, Publishing, and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty-First Century

Poetry, Publishing, and Visual Culture from Late Modernism to the Twenty-First Century PDF Author: Natalie Pollard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198852606
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 336

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This is a book about contemporary literary and artistic entanglements: word and image, media and materiality, inscription and illustration. It proposes a vulnerable, fugitive mode of reading poetry, which defies disciplinary categorisations, embracing the open-endedness and provisionality of forms. This manifests itself interactively in the six case studies, which have been chosen for their distinctness and diversity across the long twentieth century: the book begins with the early twentieth-century work of writer and artist Djuna Barnes, exploring her re-animation of sculptural and dramatic sources. It then turns to the late modernist artist and poet David Jones considering his use of the graphic and plastic arts in The Anathemata, and next, to the underappreciated mid-century poet F.T. Prince, whose work uncannily re-activates Michelangelo's poetry and sculpture. The second half of the book explores the collaborations of the canonical poet Ted Hughes with the publisher and artist Leonard Baskin during the 1970s; the innovative late twentieth-century poetry of Denise Riley who uses page space and embodied sound as a form of address; and, finally, the contemporary poet Paul Muldoon who has collaborated with photographers and artists, as well as ventriloquising nonhuman phenomena. The resulting unique study offers contemporary writers and readers a new understanding of literary, artistic, and nonhuman practices and shows the cultural importance of engaging with their messy co-dependencies. The book challenges critical methodologies that make a sharp division between the textual work and the extra-literary, and raises urgent questions about the status and autonomy of art and its social role.

The Culture of the Publisher’s Series, Volume One

The Culture of the Publisher’s Series, Volume One PDF Author: J. Spiers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230299369
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 257

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This volume focuses on the publisher's series as a cultural formation - a material artefact and component of cultural hierarchies. Contributors engage with archival research, cultural theory, literary and bibliometric analysis (amongst a range of other approaches) to contextualize the publisher's series in terms of its cultural and economic work.