Reading as Social Practice: The Beyond the Book research project

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Beyond the Book (BTB) is a trans-Atlantic collaborative interdisciplinary research project that analyses mass reading events and the contemporary meanings of reading in the UK, the USA and Canada. This article gives an overview of the origins, aims, scope and methods of the project.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-16
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Popular Narrative Media
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008