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The Future of the Book By Edited by Geoffrey Nunberg

The Future of the Book
by Edited by Geoffrey Nunberg

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Exploring the "death" of the book, this collection of essays suggests that the digitization of discourse will not be effected without some wrenching social and cultural dislocations.
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The Future of the Book by Edited by Geoffrey Nunberg

The death of the book has been duly announced, and with it the end of brick-and-mortar libraries, traditional publishers, linear narrative, authorship, and disciplinarity, along with the emergence of a more equitable discursive order. These essays suggest that it won't be that simple. The digitization of discourse will not be effected without some wrenching social and cultural dislocations. The contributors to this volume are enthusiastic about the possibilities created by digital technologies, instruments that many of them have played a role in developing and deploying. But they also see the new media raising serious critical issues that force us to reexamine basic notions about rhetoric, reading, and the nature of discourse itself.

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About Edited by Geoffrey Nunberg


Geoffrey Nunberg is a research scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and a professor of Linguistics at Stanford University.

Table of Contents


Geoffrey Nunberg, Introduction Carla Hesse, The Book in Time James J. O'Donnell, Trithemius, McLuhan, Cassiodorus: The Pragmatics of the New Paul Duguid, Material Matters: The Past and Futurology of the Book Geoffrey Nunberg, Farewell to the Information Age Regis Debray, Dematerialization and Desacralization: The Book as a Symbolic Object Patrick Bazin, Towards Meta-reading Luca Toschi, Hypertext and the Author: New Texts, Old Roots George Landow, Twenty Minutes into the Future, or How Are We Moving beyond the Book? Raffaele Simone, The Body of the Text Jay David Bolter, Ekphrasis, Virtual Reality, and the Future of Writing Michael Joyce, (Re)placing the Author: "A Book in the Ruins" Umberto Eco, Afterword

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GOR004750638
The Future of the Book by Edited by Geoffrey Nunberg
Edited by Geoffrey Nunberg
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of California Press
1996-12-19
250
0520204514
9780520204515
N/A
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