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Friday, September 24, 2004

The Portrayal of Librarians in Obituaries
Obituaries of librarians in the NYT may thus manifest certain biases such as regionalism, American exceptionalism, and overrepresentation of professionals serving constituencies in New York, Boston, and Washington. While this study does look at how the profession of librarianship is constructed in a single publication, the purpose is not to deconstruct the ideological lens of the NYT, but to get a sense of what the reader of these obituaries learns about the professional life of librarians and how this reflects upon the profession as a whole.

Library Quarterly, Volume 74 Number 2 (April 2004): 152–80


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