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Abstract and Keywords
This chapter addresses the rise of international digital media and other forms of globalization. It considers in particular how the advent of digital media have affected the “reading class,” the educated, socially advantaged group of people who read in their leisure time. It uses Nigeria as an empirical case for examining the relationship between reading, on the one hand, and globalization and digitization, on the other.
Wendy Griswold is Professor of Sociology and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University. Her books include Bearing Witness: Readers, Writers, and the Novel in Nigeria (2000), Regionalism and the Reading Class (2008), Cultures and Societies in a Changing World (2012), and American Guides: The Federal Writers’ Project and the Casting of American Culture (2016). She is a Guggenheim Fellow.
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