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Reading in the Regions: A Scoping Study of Online and F2F Book Club Activity in Northern Tasmania


Clarke, RGH and Hookway, NS, Reading in the Regions: A Scoping Study of Online and F2F Book Club Activity in Northern Tasmania, Culture Domain: Culture. Connectivity. Community., UTAS, Hobart, 1, pp. 14-15. (2014) [Internal Newsletter]

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‘Reading in the Regions’ examines book club activity in Launceston and surrounding districts of Northern Tasmania. In doing so it is one of the few studies of book clubs to focus on a defined geographical region. We are particularly interested in examining how book clubs—defined as a ‘middle-brow’ cultural practice—operate in regional settings, characterised by lower levels of social, economic and cultural capital. Further, we are interested in how book club membership takes formation online and how this articulates with face-to-face (f2f) membership. In addition to collecting data on the formation and perceived benefits of book clubs, it extends the work of the few studies on online book club activity, to consider the dynamics and interplay between f2f and online book club activity.

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Item Type:Internal Newsletter
Keywords:Literature, book clubs
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Literary studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Clarke, RGH (Dr Robert Clarke)
UTAS Author:Hookway, NS (Dr Nicholas Hookway)
ID Code:108262
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2016-04-15
Last Modified:2016-04-15
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