Reading: a very short introduction
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Paperback
Edition: First edition
Genre: Books and reading Literacy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2019
Resource type: Physical
Includes QR code
Includes bibliographical references and index
Today many people take reading for granted, but we remain some way off from attaining literacy for the global human population. And whilst we think we know what reading is, it remains in many ways a mysterious process, or set of processes. The effects of reading are myriad: it can be informative, distracting, moving, erotically arousing, politically motivating, spiritual, and much, much more. At different times and in different places reading means different things. In this 'Very Short Introduction Belinda' Jack explores the fascinating history of literacy, and the opportunities reading opens.
Who knew there was so much in this topic? This would be ideal for A-level students and first year undergrads, relevant for media studies, Eng Lit and cultural criticism. And the author draws on material from outside the Anglosphere, which adds enlightenment. Very interesting. Oh, and I enjoyed it!