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224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719084546

Bookseller Code (06)


Literature and Agency in English Fiction Reading

A Study of the Henry Williamson Society

Adam Reed

Published by Manchester University Press

New Ethnographies

  • An innovation in the anthropology of Britain & British studies, the book marks a significant departure in our understandings of British notions of 'home', the relations between fiction reading and landscape, fiction reading and memory/national pasts
  • Offers a unique perspective on possessive individualism, material culture & cultures of collecting in Britain
  • Opens and radically expands the field or sub-discipline within social and cultural anthropology known as the anthropology of literature
  • The first ethnography of a literary society and its solitary readers
  • There have been previous historical and qualitative studies of reading groups and book clubs in the USA and Britain, but nothing yet on the literary society
  • ultures of collecting in Britain

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