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ERIC Number: EJ587429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0547-8375
Cultural Authority and the Discursive Construction of Readers and Literature in Commercially Produced Book Club Discussion Guides.
McGinley, William; Mahoney, Timothy
National Reading Conference Yearbook, v47 p129-42 1998
Analyzes the content of 20 "Book Club Discussion Guides" from 13 different commercial publishers to understand the particular constructions of readers and reading embodied in these materials. Finds that the "curriculum" of these guides is not likely to foster a collective cultural or critical reflection on self or world--they value close analytical readings of text. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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