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The End of Reading: From Gutenberg to "Grand Theft Auto"
by David Trend
Big changes have been taking place in reading in recent years. While American society has become more visual and digital, the general state of literacy in America is in crisis, with educators and public officials worried about falling educational standards, the rising influence of popular culture, and growing numbers of non-English-speaking immigrants. But how justified ar ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 30th 2010 by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
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Traces what we have meant by reading and literacy throughout history, from the stories passed down from our ancestors, to the multimedia of today. Concludes that we may not spend as much time with books and magazines as we once did, but reading is everywhere- in print, as well as in the media that surrounds us.