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D.F. McKenzie shows how the material form of texts crucially determine their meanings. He demonstrates that as works are reproduced and reread, they take on different forms and meanings. This is true of all forms of recorded information, McKenzie claims, including sound, graphics, films, landscape and new electronic media. The bibliographical skills first developed for manuscripts and books can, he shows, be applied to a wide range of cultural documents. This book offers a unifying concept of texts that seeks to acknowledge their variety and the complexity of their relationships.Read more
- Author is one of the world's foremost authorities on bibliography
- Combines critical theory and bibliography across a wide range of media - film, graphics, the new electronic media
- Makes available previously out-of-print material
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- Date Published: October 1999
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521642583
- length: 140 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
- weight: 0.33kg
- contains: 5 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
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Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts
The Sociology of a text: oral culture, literacy, and print in early New Zealand.
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