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The Digital Revolution in Publishing: Seminar with John B. Thompson

When:  Friday, April 19, 2024, 12:00pm

Where:  Murray Hall 302

Category:  Seminar

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What are the social forces shaping book publishing today? What new players and new relations has the digitization of production, distribution, and consumption introduced? And how has the book, print and digital, persisted and adapted in the face of the rise of Amazon, Google, and their ilk?  Professor John Thompson (Cambridge), the foremost sociologist of contemporary publishing, will discuss his recent book, _Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing_ (Polity, 2021). Excerpts will be circulated in advance. The seminar will be hosted by Andrew Goldstone (English). Lunch will be served.