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The hidden history of South Africa's book and reading cultures

The hidden history of South Africa's book and reading cultures

Publisher : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
SKU: 9781869142476
R 245,00
R 208,25
The hidden history of South Africa's book and reading cultures shows how the common practice of reading can illuminate the social and political history of a culture.
The hidden history of South Africa's book and reading cultures shows how the common practice of reading can illuminate the social and political history of a culture. This ground-breaking study reveals resistance strategies in the reading and writing practices of South Africans; strategies that have been hidden until now for political reasons relating to the country's liberation struggles. By looking to records from a slave lodge, women's associations, army education units, universities, courts, libraries, prison departments, and political groups, Archie Dick exposes the key works of fiction and non-fiction, magazines, and newspapers that were read and discussed by political activists and prisoners. Uncovering the book and library schemes that elites used to regulate reading, Dick exposes incidences of intellectual fraud, book theft, censorship, and book burning. Through this innovative methodology, Dick aptly shows how South African readers used reading and books to resist unjust regimes and build community across South Africa's class and racial barriers.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781869142476
Publisher University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Contributor By (author) Archie Dick
Publication Date 2013-03-20
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 208
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 230 X 154 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 380000
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The hidden history of South Africa's book and reading cultures shows how the common practice of reading can illuminate the social and political history of a culture. This ground-breaking study reveals resistance strategies in the reading and writing practices of South Africans; strategies that have been hidden until now for political reasons relating to the country's liberation struggles. By looking to records from a slave lodge, women's associations, army education units, universities, courts, libraries, prison departments, and political groups, Archie Dick exposes the key works of fiction and non-fiction, magazines, and newspapers that were read and discussed by political activists and prisoners. Uncovering the book and library schemes that elites used to regulate reading, Dick exposes incidences of intellectual fraud, book theft, censorship, and book burning. Through this innovative methodology, Dick aptly shows how South African readers used reading and books to resist unjust regimes and build community across South Africa's class and racial barriers.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781869142476
Publisher University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Contributor By (author) Archie Dick
Publication Date 2013-03-20
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 208
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 230 X 154 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 380000
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