Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies
Editor: Keyan Tomaselli. Volume 28, Issue 5, 2014, Theme issue: South Africa's publishing and reading culture
This special issue, guest edited by Elizabeth le Roux, brings together a collection of articles that examine the publishing, dissemination and reception of texts in South Africa, an area more commonly known by the umbrella terms 'print culture' or 'history of the book'. Although still an emerging field of study in South Africa, it promises to create interesting lenses for considering cultural and intellectual history of South Africa.
The history of the book is an inherently interdisciplinary field, and the authors in this issue reflect that, coming from disciplines as diverse as history, visual arts, information science and publishing studies. Among others, the articles examine the role of printed books in the dissemination of contemporary South African art and artists (Sarah Anne Hughes), reflections on the mission(s) to capture the 'reader' and 'book' in southern African art (Lize Kriel), books and publishing in the South African trade market: changing writers, changing themes (Jana Möller), etc.
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