READING AND CULTURE: the Challenge of Progressive Era Beliefs in the Postmodern World

Bossaller, Jenny; Raber, Doug
June 2008
Progressive Librarian;Summer2008, Issue 31, p17
Academic Journal
The article discusses the significant role of technology in the social milieu of postmodern library. According to the article, technology allows people to connect with others in virtual worlds. It acknowledges that technology is an undeniable facet of the postmodern condition and that its possibilities can be used as a means to interrogate its affect on libraries. Details on the characteristics of American beliefs regarding the effects of reading and its relationship to individual development and social reform are also included.


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