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Books in the digital age : the transformation of academic and higher education publishing in Britain and the United States

Author: John B Thompson
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Polity Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thompson focuses on academic and higher education publishing and analyses the evolution of these sectors from 1980 to the present. He shows that each sector is characterized by its own distinctive 'logic' or dynamic of change, and that by reconstructing this logic we can understand the problems, challenges and opportunities faced by publishing firms today. --from publisher description.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John B Thompson
ISBN: 074563477X 9780745634777 0745634788 9780745634784
OCLC Number: 60367687
Description: xi, 468 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Publishing as an economic and cultural practice --
2. The social structure of publishing fields --
3. The publishing field since 1980 --
4. Academic publishing under pressure --
5. Academic publishing in transition (1) : changing organizational cultures --
6. Academic publishing in transition (2) : list diversification and field migration --
7. Academic publishing at the crossroads --
8. Higher education publishing in the US (1) : the formation of the field --
9. Higher education publishing in the US (2) : the differentiation of the field --
10. Higher education publishing in the UK --
11. Globalization and localization in the UK field of higher education publishing --
12. The digital revolution and the publishing world --
13. Academic publishing and the digital revolution --
14. Higher education publishing and the digital revolution --
15. The hidden revolution : reinventing the life cycle of the book.
Responsibility: John B. Thompson.

Abstract:

Thompson focuses on academic and higher education publishing and analyses the evolution of these sectors from 1980 to the present. He shows that each sector is characterized by its own distinctive 'logic' or dynamic of change, and that by reconstructing this logic we can understand the problems, challenges and opportunities faced by publishing firms today. --from publisher description.
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