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The Resource Expanding the American mind : books and the popularization of knowledge, Beth Luey

Expanding the American mind : books and the popularization of knowledge, Beth Luey

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Expanding the American mind : books and the popularization of knowledge
Title
Expanding the American mind
Title remainder
books and the popularization of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Beth Luey
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Over the past fifty years, knowledge of the natural world, history, and human behavior has expanded dramatically. What has been learned in the academy has become part of political discourse, sermons, and everyday conversation. The dominant medium for transferring knowledge from universities to the public is popularization - books of serious nonfiction that make complex ideas and information accessible to nonexperts. Such writers as Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Hawking, Daniel Boorstin, and Robert Coles have attracted hundreds of thousands of readers. As fields such as biology, physics, history, and psychology have changed the ways we view ourselves and our place in the universe, popularization has played an essential role in helping us to understand our world
  • Expanding the American Mind begins by comparing fiction and nonfiction - their relative respectability in the eyes of reading experts and in the opinions of readers themselves. It then traces the roots of popularization from the Middle Ages to the present, examining changes in literacy, education, and university politics. Focusing on the period since World War II, it examines the ways that curricular reform has increased interest in popularization as well as the impact of specialization and professionalization among the faculty. It looks at the motivations of academic authors and the risks and rewards that come from writing for a popular audience. It also explains how experts write for nonexperts - the rhetorical devices they use and the voices in which they communicate
  • Beth Luey also looks at the readers of popularizations - their motivations for reading, the ways they evaluate nonfiction, and how they choose what to read. This is the first book to use surveys and online reader responses to study nonfiction reading. It also compares the experience of reading serious nonfiction with that of reading other genres."--Pub. desc
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OCLCE
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Luey, Beth
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Books and reading
  • Communication in learning and scholarship
  • Authors and readers
  • Publishers and publishing
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Authors and readers
  • Books and reading
  • Communication in learning and scholarship
  • Publishers and publishing
  • United States
Label
Expanding the American mind : books and the popularization of knowledge, Beth Luey
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Non : the prefix that changes what, and how, we read -- A brief history of popularization -- A highly educated public -- From Snow to Sokal -- Academic philanthropists -- Writing to be read -- From author to reader -- Why we read
Control code
ocn763142508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 218 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760284
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0xgq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763142508
Label
Expanding the American mind : books and the popularization of knowledge, Beth Luey
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-212) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Non : the prefix that changes what, and how, we read -- A brief history of popularization -- A highly educated public -- From Snow to Sokal -- Academic philanthropists -- Writing to be read -- From author to reader -- Why we read
Control code
ocn763142508
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 218 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760284
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n0xgq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763142508

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