The Late Age of Print: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control


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Columbia University Press
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5.9 X 8.8 X 0.8 inches | 0.79 pounds

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About the Author

Ted Striphas is assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Culture and adjunct professor of American Studies and Cultural Studies at Indiana University. He is the coeditor of the book Communication as...: Perspectives on Theory and a special issue on intellectual property published by the journal Cultural Studies. To learn more, visit his Web site at


It is rare to say of a university press hardcover that it is a "must-read," but for those interested in the confluence of culture and economics as it relates to books, that is what The Late Age of Print is.--Richard Nash "Critical Flame "
This book is a gold mine of information and thought about book culture in the 20th and 21st centuries.--Gwen M. Gregory "Information Today "
Striphas does an excellent job.--Alan Jacobs "Books and Culture "
This collection of historical and commercial analysis should fascinate those seriously involved with book culture and/or the industry.--Publishers Weekly
Forget the premature obituaries for books and reading. Striphas insists that books remain a vital presence in the twenty-first century.--Booklist
The Late Age of Print is an important history of the book and their impact on (mostly) American culture.--Sacramento Book Review
A solid work of scholarship that fills in several significant gaps... Highly Recommended.--Choice
A magnificent achievement that makes a compelling series of arguments about the continuing importance of books and book publishing.--Publishing Research Quarterly
What is it that you purchase when you buy a book? In describing the answer, [Striphas]is admirably clear about the choices publishers or booksellers made, and why.--Technology and Culture