The Resource Expanding the American mind : books and the popularization of knowledge, Beth Luey

Expanding the American mind : books and the popularization of knowledge, Beth Luey

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Expanding the American mind : books and the popularization of knowledge
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Expanding the American mind
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books and the popularization of knowledge
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Beth Luey
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "Over the past fifty years, knowledge of the natural world, history, and human behavior has expanded dramatically. What has been learned in the academy has become part of political discourse, sermons, and everyday conversation. The dominant medium for transferring knowledge from universities to the public is popularization - books of serious nonfiction that make complex ideas and information accessible to nonexperts. Such writers as Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Hawking, Daniel Boorstin, and Robert Coles have attracted hundreds of thousands of readers. As fields such as biology, physics, history, and psychology have changed the ways we view ourselves and our place in the universe, popularization has played an essential role in helping us to understand our world
  • Expanding the American Mind begins by comparing fiction and nonfiction - their relative respectability in the eyes of reading experts and in the opinions of readers themselves. It then traces the roots of popularization from the Middle Ages to the present, examining changes in literacy, education, and university politics. Focusing on the period since World War II, it examines the ways that curricular reform has increased interest in popularization as well as the impact of specialization and professionalization among the faculty. It looks at the motivations of academic authors and the risks and rewards that come from writing for a popular audience. It also explains how experts write for nonexperts - the rhetorical devices they use and the voices in which they communicate
  • Beth Luey also looks at the readers of popularizations - their motivations for reading, the ways they evaluate nonfiction, and how they choose what to read. This is the first book to use surveys and online reader responses to study nonfiction reading. It also compares the experience of reading serious nonfiction with that of reading other genres."--pub. desc
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Luey, Beth
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028/.90973
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
Z1003.2
LC item number
.L84 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Books and reading
  • Communication in learning and scholarship
  • Authors and readers
  • Publishers and publishing
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Expanding the American mind : books and the popularization of knowledge, Beth Luey
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Non : the prefix that changes what, and how, we read -- A brief history of popularization -- A highly educated public -- From Snow to Sokal -- Academic philanthropists -- Writing to be read -- From author to reader -- Why we read
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 218 p. )
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online
Isbn
9781613760284
Lccn
2010003404
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computer
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remote
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Label
Expanding the American mind : books and the popularization of knowledge, Beth Luey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Non : the prefix that changes what, and how, we read -- A brief history of popularization -- A highly educated public -- From Snow to Sokal -- Academic philanthropists -- Writing to be read -- From author to reader -- Why we read
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 218 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760284
Lccn
2010003404
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
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remote
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