Shifting Book Capitals: A Case Study of Slovenia

By Andrej Blatnik.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: October 10, 2014 $US5.00

John B. Thompson's idea of various capitals engaged in the publishing field is the starting point for the observation of book consumption as a process where the investment of economic capital in a bought book results in a potential growth of intellectual and symbolic capitals gained by reading. The article is exploring the approach to these book capitals in the Central European state of Slovenia, especially in connection with some specifics of the Slovenian book field such as an influential and widespread system of public libraries and an accordingly low number of books being sold in the bookstores.

Keywords: Cultural Capital, Symbolic Capital, Book Market, Reading

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp.37-42. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: October 10, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 499.618KB)).

Andrej Blatnik

Assistant Professor, Department for Library and Information Science and Book Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia


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