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Investigación bibliotecológica

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RAMIREZ LEYVA, Elsa M.. What is to read? What is reading?. Investig. bibl [online]. 2009, vol.23, n.47, pp.161-188. ISSN 2448-8321.

The paper explores what is held by some authors of the second half of the 20th Century in the fields of humanities and social sciences, such as Paulo Freire, Roland Barthes, Michel de Certeau, Robert Escarpit, Noé Jitrik, Roger Chartier and Jorge Larrosa, among which we find innovative proposals based in theoretical interdisciplinary apparatuses. Coincidences and disagreements of these authors on such a complex matter lead us to formulate a conceptual answer from the library science perspective, which differs from the pedagogical discourse and points towards the education of the citizen of the information society and that of the publishing industry, both involved in digital technology. In today's context, library science must renew its social function and one of the fundamental aspects of this are the problematics of reading. Thus, reading methods and theories in which the discourse and practice of library science have been based up to now, must be opened and explored.

Keywords : To read; Reading; Theoretical constructions in reading.

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