Bookonomy: The Consumption Practice and Value of Book Reading

Stockholm University
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See in particular the chapter on "Ploughing, Rushing and Raging: Reading Harlequin Romances," pages 292-309. This includes interviews with three readers of Harlequins:

The three interviewees all lived in single-households in the Stockholm area, but displayed great differences in other respects:

  • Woman, around thirty years old, grew up in Falun, high-school teacher, unmarried, no children
  • Woman, around sixty years old, born and raised in Södermalm in Stockholm, retired by agreement, divorced with one grown-up daughter
  • Man, around 85 years old, born and raised in Östermalm in Stockholm, retired Financial Director in a multinational medical company; divorced with one grown-up daughter. (299)