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New Directions in Book History

The Global Histories of Books

Methods and Practices

Editors: Boehmer, E., Kunstmann, R., Mukhopadhyay, P., Rogers, A. (Eds.)

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  • Moves Book History beyond its typically Eurocentric roots to a global range of contexts
    Features contributions from a range of well-known contributors across the world
    Examines the 'book' both as a material object and as an imaginative circulatory form 

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About this book

This book is an edited volume of essays that showcases how books played a crucial role in making and materialising histories of travel, scientific exchanges, translation, and global markets from the late-eighteenth century to the present. While existing book historical practice is overly dependent on models of the local and the national, we suggest that approaching the book as a cross-region, travelling – and therefore global- object offers new approaches and methodologies for a study in global perspective. By thus studying the book in its transnational and inter-imperial, textual, inter-textual and material dimensions, this collection will highlight its key role in making possible a global imagination, shaped by networks of print material, readers, publishers and translators.

About the authors

Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature in English, in the English Faculty at the University of Oxford, UK, and Director of TORCH. Her most recent monograph, Indian Arrivals 1870-1915, won the ESSE 2016 prize for Literature in English. Her novels include Nile Baby (2008), and The Shouting in the Dark (2015, long-listed Barry Ronge-Sunday Times prize).
Rouven Kunstmann is a doctoral researcher in History at the University of Oxford, UK. He focuses on print cultures, nationalism, decolonisation and photography in West Africa as global and local information circulation. His work has been recently published in Social Dynamics: A Journal of African Studies.
Priyasha Mukhopadhyay is a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, USA. Her research interests include the history of the colonial and postcolonial book, South Asian literatures, and theories of the archive. 
Asha Rogers is Lecturer in Contemporary Postcolonial Literature at the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research interests include postcolonial literatures, the Cold War and decolonisation, and the interfaces between state cultural institutions and literature.

Reviews

“In this smart, wide-ranging study of texts on the move, the global history of the book becomes a counter-history of the nation. Rather than pitting one against the other, contributors show how entangled these spheres are – and how key print culture is to illuminating points of convergence and divergence. Moving skillfully between dog-eared volumes and the booksellers, readers and marketplaces that made them, this collection brims with insights about the lives of books and their role not simply in reflecting global relations but in creating them -- with every turn of the page.” (Antoinette M. Burton, Professor of History, University of Illinois, USA, and co-author with Isabel Hofmeyr of “Ten Books that Shaped the British Empire”)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Global Histories of Books
Book Subtitle
Methods and Practices
Editors
  • Elleke Boehmer
  • Rouven Kunstmann
  • Priyasha Mukhopadhyay
  • Asha Rogers
Series Title
New Directions in Book History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51334-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51334-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51333-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84623-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 334
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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