Print Text And Book Cultures In South Africa

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Author: Andrew van der Vlies
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1868148017
Size: 20.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 488
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An explanation of the unique role of the book and book collecting in South Africa due to the apartheid This book explores the power of print and the politics of the book in South Africa from a range of disciplinary perspectives- historical, bibliographic, literary-critical, sociological, and cultural studies. The essays collected here, by leading international scholars, address a range of topics as varied as: the role of print cultures in contests over the nature of the colonial public sphere in the nineteenth century; orthography; iimbongi, orature and the canon; book- collecting and libraries; print and transnationalism; Indian Ocean cosmopolitanisms; books in war; how the fates of South African texts, locally and globally, have been affected by their material instantiations; photocomics and other ephemera; censorship, during and after apartheid; books about art and books as art; local academic publishing; and the challenge of 'book history' for literary and cultural criticism in contemporary South Africa.

Print Culture In Southern Africa

Print Culture in Southern Africa PDF
Author: Caroline Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000426378
Size: 32.75 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 210
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Print Culture in Southern Africa is concerned with the institutions and processes informing textual production, circulation and consumption in the region, over a broad historical period from the late 18th century to the present day. The book is organised around three closely related themes. Firstly, it presents original research into the formation of reading publics and the impact of reading cultures, by uncovering obscure but important reading communities and circuits of book distribution and reception. A second theme is the relationship between print and politics, with a particular focus on the networks of power: how control over the production and circulation of printed books has shaped literary and cultural development. The third theme is transnational print culture, and how the control exercised by publishers in Europe and America has shaped literature and society in southern Africa. Drawing together interdisciplinary research and diverse methodologies, the collection encompasses a range of perspectives, including literary studies, anthropology, publishing studies, the history of the book and art history, and many of the chapters are based on previously unexamined archives and collections. The volume contributes to current debates and opens up new and exciting ways of furthering the study of postcolonial literature and African book history. The chapters included in this book were originally published in the Journal of Southern African Studies.

Transnationalism In Southern African Literature

Transnationalism in Southern African Literature PDF
Author: Stefan Helgesson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134042523
Size: 74.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Considering the growing interest in South African Literature at the moment, this study looks at both the Anglophone literature of South Africa and the lusophone literature of Angola and Mozambique. Stefan Helgesson suggests that the prevalence of ‘colonial’ languages such as English and Portuguese in ‘anticolonial’ or ‘postcolonial’ African Literature is primarily an effect of the print network. Helgesson aims to demystify the authority of English and Portuguese by stressing the materiality of the print medium and emphasising the strong transnational and transcontinental vectors of southern African literature after the Second World War.

British Books In Print

British Books in Print PDF
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Size: 24.16 MB
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages :
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Whitaker S Books In Print

Whitaker s Books in Print PDF
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Size: 70.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Bibliography, National
Languages : en
Pages :
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Guide To South African Reference Books

Guide to South African Reference Books PDF
Author: Reuben Musiker
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
ISBN:
Size: 14.12 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Only a small proportion of the more than 1,100 entries have been retained from the earlier editions and supplements, 1955 to 1983; more publications reflecting social and economic changes in South Africa have been included; and the annotations are more extensive. The main focus is on references such as dictionaries, yearbooks, and encyclopedias, but handbooks, manuals, and histories are cited if no conventional references exist on the subject. The selection is not limited to books published in South Africa. The arrangement is by broad subject headings following the Dewey Decimal system. The annotations are primarily descriptive, but evaluations creep in now and again. Distributed by Books International. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

South African Bibliography

South African Bibliography PDF
Author: Reuben Musiker
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN:
Size: 34.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 142
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A bibliography of South African bibliographies from early times to the mid-1990s. The first part of the book describes the different bibliographical tools and related research materials such as national and subject bibliographies, periodicals, newspapers, theses, official publications, archives and manuscripts. The book's second part is a list of sources, arranged alphabetically by author of the works cited in the first part.

South African National Bibliography

South African national bibliography PDF
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Size: 33.31 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Afrikaans literature
Languages : en
Pages :
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Includes Publications received in terms of Copyright act no. 9 of 1916.