9781118274552

Breaking the Book: Print Humanities in the Digital Age

  • ISBN 13:

    9781118274552

  • ISBN 10:

    1118274555

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/08/2015
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Breaking the Book is a manifesto on the cognitive consequences and emotional effects of human interactions with physical books that reveals why the traditional humanities disciplines are resistant to "digital" humanities. Explores the reasons why the traditional humanities disciplines are resistant to "digital humanities" Reveals facets of book history, offering it as an example of how different media shape our modes of thinking and feeling Gathers together the most important book history and literary criticism concerning the hundred years leading up to the early 19 th -century emergence of mass print culture Predicts effects of the digital revolution on disciplinarity, expertise, and the institutional restructuring of the humanities

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