Cover of: Slow reading | John Miedema

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    C. Ekholm

Slow reading

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Published by Litwin Books in Duluth, Minn .
Written in English.

About the Book

A concise examination of the different meanings of slow reading.

In the face of ever-increasing demands for speed-reading of volumes of information fragments, some readers are choosing to slow down. While it often seems necessary to read quickly, many readers share a conviction that reading slowly is essential to enjoyment and comprehension.
The involuntary practice of slow reading has been a subject of much research, but little is known about the voluntary practice. Slow Reading examines the research, from the earliest references in religion and philosophy, to the practice of close reading in the humanities, and the recent swell of interest associated with the Slow Movement. It looks at the diverse angles from which slow reading has been approached in education, library sciences and media studies. Research in psychology and neurophysiology provides a tentative explanation for the ongoing role of slow reading.
Slow Reading brings attention to emerging ideas in technology and culture. The traditional technologies of print and the book have persisted as part of our information ecology because of the need for slow reading and deep comprehension. The theme of locality in the Slow Movement provides insight into the importance of physical location in our relationship with information. Most of all, Slow Reading represents a rediscovery of the pleasure of reading for its own sake.

About the Edition

"A study of voluntary slow reading from diverse angles"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

The personal nature of slow reading
Slow reading in an information ecology
The slow movement and slow reading
The psychology of slow reading
The practice of slow reading.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
028/.9
Library of Congress
Z1003 .M58 2009

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
80p.
Number of pages
92
Dimensions
7.81 x 5.06 x 1 inches
Weight
1 grams

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22853304M
Internet Archive
slowreading00mied
ISBN 10
1936117363
ISBN 13
9780980200447, 9781936117369
LC Control Number
2008054742
OCLC/WorldCat
297222669
Amazon.com
098020044X
Google
4LQU1YwhY6kC
Library Thing
8071257
Goodreads
6383507
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