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|Title:||The social weaving of a reading atmosphere||Authors:||Sequeiros, Paula||Keywords:||atmosfera de leitura; reading atmosphere; bibliotecas públicas; public libraries; leitura em bibliotecas; reading in libraries; espaço; space; ruído; noise||Issue Date:||2011||Publisher:||Sage||Serial title, monograph or event:||Journal of Librarianship and Information Science||Volume:||43||Issue:||4||Abstract:||This paper discusses how public library readers in Almeida Garrett, Porto, create a reading atmosphere, focusing on meanings associated with aural conditions. Through a qualitative, single case study, ethnographic and interview techniques were applied. Readers’ actual practices and discourses, through a theoretical sample, and those of managers, staff and architects were analysed; a spatial analysis was conducted within the framework of social inequalities and power relations. The paper proposes the concept of reading atmosphere and suggests that its social production is based on a tacit, informal code of conduct in which some regular readers played an influential role. Some recommendations on service provision are made.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10316/95888||ISSN:||0961-0006
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