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ISBN:
0691058296
Author:
Wendy Griswold
Category:
History & Criticism
Language:
English
Publisher:
Princeton University Press (May 30, 2000)
Pages:
376 pages
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Bearing Witness provides a useful counterbalance to much detached, contemporary literary criticism; it demonstrates the needs for novels to be examined by scholars from a variety of disciplines.

Bearing Witness provides a useful counterbalance to much detached, contemporary literary criticism; it demonstrates the needs for novels to be examined by scholars from a variety of disciplines. -James Gibbs, World Literature Today. It is rare to find an American scholar so committed to and successful in melding the approaches of the social sciences and the humanities as Griswold does. -Vera Zolberg, American Journal of Sociology.

Wendy Griswold (born c. 1946) is an American sociologist, professor of sociology and the Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University.

She is a Guggenheim Fellow and well-known for her contributions to the sociology of culture and the sociology of literature

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Bearing Witness book. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Bearing Witness: Readers, Writers, and the Novel in Nigeria.

Bearing Witness examines this varied content and the determined people who, against all odds, write, publish . Wendy Griswold is joint Professor of Sociology and English and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University.

Bearing Witness examines this varied content and the determined people who, against all odds, write, publish, sell, and read novels in Africa's most populous nation. Drawing on interviews with Nigeria's writers, publishers, booksellers, and readers, surveys, and a careful reading of close to 500 Nigerian novels-from lightweight romances to literary masterpieces-Wendy Griswold explores how global cultural flows and local conflicts meet in the production and reception of fiction.

Wendy Griswold is Professor of Sociology and Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University.

W żywym umyśle dzieje się wiele rzeczy naraz – rozmowa o socjologii kulturowej i socjologii literatury. Wendy Griswold is Professor of Sociology and Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University View.

Bearing Witness Griswold wears her learning lightly, using footnotes to show broader .

Readers, Writers, and the Novel in Nigeria. Griswold wears her learning lightly, using footnotes to show broader debates, keeping her text uncluttered. Bearing Witness provides a useful counterbalance to much detached, contemporary literary criticism; it demonstrates the needs for novels to be examined by scholars from a variety of disciplines.

Bearing Witness: Readers, Writers, and the Novel in Nigeria. The future of the book depends on the future of the reading class. The future of the reading class does not depend on the future of a reading culture. However, when a reading class persists in the.

Wendy Griswold, Professor of Sociology and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities, holds a P. Having recently published a book on the Federal Writers' Project, she is currently writing the third book in a trilogy on the culture of place. in Sociology from Harvard and a Master’s Degree in English from Duke. She has previously taught at Harvard and at the University of Chicago.

The University of Chicago Press. Wendy Griswold is professor of sociology and the Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University. This is the second book of a three-book project. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 60637. The University of Chicago Press, Lt. London. The first was Regionalism and the Reading Class (University of Chicago Press, 2008), which looked at literary regionalism in a variety of settings, including Italy, Norway, and America.

Greed, frustrated love, traffic jams, infertility, politics, polygamy. These--together with depictions of traditional village life and the impact of colonialism made familiar to Western readers through Chinua Achebe's writing--are the stuff of Nigerian fiction. Bearing Witness examines this varied content and the determined people who, against all odds, write, publish, sell, and read novels in Africa's most populous nation.

Drawing on interviews with Nigeria's writers, publishers, booksellers, and readers, surveys, and a careful reading of close to 500 Nigerian novels--from lightweight romances to literary masterpieces--Wendy Griswold explores how global cultural flows and local conflicts meet in the production and reception of fiction. She argues that Nigerian readers and writers form a reading class that unabashedly believes in progress, rationality, and the slow-but-inevitable rise of a reading culture. But they do so within a society that does not support their assumptions and does not trust literature, making them modernists in a country that is simultaneously premodern and postmodern.

Without privacy, reliable electricity, political freedom, or even social toleration of bookworms, these Nigerians write and read political satires, formula romances, war stories, complex gender fiction, blood-and-sex crime capers, nostalgic portraits of village life, and profound explorations of how decent people get by amid urban chaos. Bearing Witness is an inventive and moving work of cultural sociology that may be the most comprehensive sociological analysis of a literary system ever written.