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Author Bond, Elizabeth Andrews, author.

Title The writing public : participatory knowledge production in enlightenment and revolutionary France / Elizabeth Andrews Bond
Published Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 272 pages) : illustrations
Contents The production and distribution of the information press -- The writers, self-presentation, and subjectivity -- Reading together, book references and reading practices -- Popular science and public participation -- Agricultural reform and local innovation -- Bienfaisance, fellow-feeling, and the public good -- Communicating the revolution
Summary "In the letters to the editor published in French newspapers from 1770 to 1791, thousands of writers received and responded to prevailing ideas of their day. This book situates overlooked voices at the center of the Enlightenment, shedding light on the social and material contexts in which knowledge was produced"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis affiches, pre-revolutionary press, revolutionary press, letters to the editor, Knowledge production
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Letters to the editor -- France -- History -- 18th century
Mass media and public opinion -- France -- History -- 18th century
Biography & Autobiography.
Intellectual life
Language Arts & Disciplines / Writing / Authorship.
Letters to the editor
Mass media and public opinion
Social Science / Media Studies.
Social conditions
France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
France -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020031942
ISBN 1501753576