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Radway, Janice – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 1994
Reviews the growing body of work that examines reading as a process occurring within a social context and having social consequences. Three categories within this literature are examined: studies of literacy and its sociocultural role; the history of the book; and the meaning of reading as an activity. Notes and a bibliography is appended. (15…
Descriptors: Books, Cultural Context, Ethnography, History