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The many futures of the book

The many futures of the book

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Original languageEnglish
Pages213-229
Number of pages17
JournalPrimerjalna Knjizevnost
Journal publication date2012
Journal number1
Volume35
StatePublished

Abstract

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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