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The many futures of the book

The many futures of the book

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-229
Number of pages17
JournalPrimerjalna Knjizevnost
Volume35
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012

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This article juxtaposes the idea of the book in the traditional academic context to the book's latest technological manifestation as e-reader that uses E-Ink technology, mimes the clarity of a printed book, and offers wireless connectivity. It considers the implications of connectivity for a new network readership, for the publishing industry, for the author-reader relationship, and for the very idea of authorship. The premise is that bound up with the changes that the object-book undergoes are our deeply held conceptions of subjectivity and agency.

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