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This issue of Publishing Studies contains a selection of papers presented at HOBA 97, 3rd History of the Book in Australia Conference, 'Aspects of the Book in Australia 1946 to the Present', held at the State Library of Victoria and at RMIT on 21-22 November 1997.
Contents indexed selectively.
* Contents derived from the 1998 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
In this article the author poses the question '...how is book production and consumption caught up in wider social, economic and political struggles; and ... how are the activities which go on in book culture provoked by, and influential on, those wider struggles?' (p. 21)
'This article considers how strategies of audience engagement and complicity were deployed in Sydney magazines and newspapers between the 1930s and the 1950s. It focuses on ... the Australian Women's Weekly and the [(Sydney)] Daily Telegraph.' (p. 38)
'This discussion presents the preliminary findings of two surveys of the contemporary book reading practices of fiction-reading adults, conducted in South Australia over a period of eighteen months from 1995 to 1997.' (p. 62)