Exam 2 part 2

Exam 2 part 2 - Chapter Three Books

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Three Books http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2gp98_rhapsody-in-blue_ Rhapsodey In Blue Books are: Agents of social and cultural change Important cultural repository Windows on the past Important sources of personal development Wonderful sources of entertainment, escape, and personal reflection more individual, personal activity than consuming advertiser supported media mirrors of culture The Cultural Value of the Book Books in Colonial North America 1638: First printing press arrived on North American shores (18 years after the Plymouth Rock landing) 1765: Printers revolt after passage of Stamp Act mandated all printing be done on paper stamped with governments seal Stamp act designed to control and limit expression in the increasingly restless colonies A Very Short History of Books By the mid-1770s anti-British sentiment reached its climax Short books, or pamphlets, motivated and coalesced political dissent After the War of Independence, printing became even more central to political, intellectual and cultural life in major cities Books still expensive, often costing the equivalent of a working persons weekly pay Literacy a luxury A Very Short History of Books (pt. 2) Books becoming mainstream 1860: Irwin and Erastus Beadle began publishing dime novels , novels that sold for ten cents By 1865 Beadle and company produced over 4 million volumes Also called pulp novels the quality of the fiction was derided by higher brow critics and the term 'dime novel' quickly came to represent any form of cheap, sensational fiction, rather than the specific format. A book is censored when someone in authority limits publication of or access to it Books often targeted for censorship because of their influence as cultural repositories and agents of social change Book publishers obligations to industry and to themselves demand they resist censorship Censorship of Books...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course COMM 100 taught by Professor Horan during the Spring '08 term at WVU.

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Exam 2 part 2 - Chapter Three Books

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