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dc.contributor.authorFrank, Janeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T13:03:12Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T13:03:12Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9783319650357en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-65036-4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/379154
dc.description.abstractThis book explores the significance of the international book town movement and its impact on contemporary society. It examines how book towns have emerged and how their culture and unique characteristics help to explain a steadily growing phenomenon that has enabled peripheral communities around the world to reclaim their economic futures and impact on the cultural sphere as increasingly powerful sites and sources of creativity. Regenerating Regional Culture assesses why, at a time when the book industry is experiencing a profound transformation, book towns are proliferating in Europe and across the globe. It acknowledges the role of the book as a catalyst for this significant cultural activity and development. The book is shown to be a unique and pivotal item of cultural consumption, a remarkable artefact and, more than ever before, a springboard for contemporary cultural debate. This work investigates how the reanimation of these ‘down-on-their-luck’ towns is attracting, through a combination of nostalgia, history and cultural heritage, a growing middle class cohort who seek both intellectual stimulation and opportunities for serious leisure and wellbeing. This book will prove to be a useful resource for understanding the impacts of book towns on art, culture and society while also offering insightful research for those involved in existing or future development of book towns and other community cultural projects.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen_US
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerlanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapternumbers7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom290en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGlobalisation and Cultureen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchRural Sociologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200206en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160804en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150699en_US
dc.titleRegenerating Regional Culture: A Study of the International Book Town Movementen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.type.descriptionA1 - Booksen_US
dc.type.codeA - Booksen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Researchen_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorFrank, Jane E.


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