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Author Long, Elizabeth, 1944-

Title Book clubs : women and the uses of reading in everyday life / Elizabeth Long
Published Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2003]


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Description xx, 254 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm
Contents On the social nature of reading -- Nineteenth-century white women's reading groups : literary inspiration and social reform -- Between past and present : introductory reflections on the changing nature of women's reading groups -- Exploring the social world of Houston's reading groups -- Book selection : negotiating group identity through literature -- Conversing with books, fashioning subjectivity, dealing with difference -- Reading groups and the challenge of mass communication and marketing -- At the end
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Group reading -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Group reading -- United States -- Case studies.
Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- United States -- Case studies.
Women -- Books and reading -- United States -- Case studies.
Reading -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 2002153742
ISBN 0226492613 cased
0226492621 paperback