Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States (Hardback)
  • Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States (Hardback)
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Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 18/11/2011
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The role of cultural elites and journalists in promoting reading as a means of self

Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781439906675
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


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"This well-researched, thoughtful book adds substantially to our understanding of middlebrow culture. It also has much to teach us about the complexities and variabilities of reading as a social practice. Beautifully written and intellectually deft, Reading Up will interest everyone engaged in the study of American literature and its relationship the larger culture."
-Janice Radway, Communication Studies, Northwestern University, and author of A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste and Middle-Class Desire

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