Dialogue on the sense of the book: metamorphosis, dissolution or decay?

Author/s Alessandra Pozzi
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/43 Language Italian
Pages 8 P. 20-27 File size 322 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2012-043002
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This script translates the attempt to turn into a dialogical form some of the main arguments emerged from the PhD thesis Materials for a sociology of the book: sense, representations and symbolic meanings of the book in late modernity. In particular, this investigation focuses on the current changes in the practice of reading and writing, and on the estimation of new possible ones. The two characters on stage interpret two distinct approaches to the key question: will new multimedia devices and various digital media make obsolete the object ‘book’ as we - modern men, sons of printing press - have known so far? Will the new era necessarily mark the dis- solution of the civilisation of the book?

Alessandra Pozzi, Dialogo sul senso del libro Metamorfosi, dissolvenza o dissoluzione? in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 43/2012, pp 20-27, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2012-043002