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An Analysis of Books Selected in ‘One Book, One City’ Reading Campaigns in the U.S.A.

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2012, 43(4), pp.47-68
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.43.4.201212.47
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Yoon, Cheong Ok 1

1청주대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to understand the direction of 'One Book, One City' community reading campaign by analyzing the characteristics of selected books, including their classification numbers, subject headings, publication dates, and genres. An analysis of lists of 'One Book, One City' Reading Promotions Projects' available from the website of the Library of Congress, the Center for the Books, and bibliographic records of 210 books from LC OPAC, shows the preference for the recently published American literatures in the genre of Bildungsromane and domestic fiction which describe the life of people with multi-cultural or ethnic backgrounds. It is confirmed that 'One Book, One City' community reading campaign has been consistently oriented to achieve the understanding and integration of a community by reading and discussion of one book.

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