The scholarly book review in religious studies: The Journal of the American Academy of Religion with comparison to Choice and Amazon.
This study describes a survey of all book reviews published in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion for the years 2005 and 2006, with comparison to Religion reviews published in Choice during the same period and to individually-posted reviews of the books discussed on Amazon.com. Analyses examined overlap between sources, recommended audience level, tone of reviews, publishers represented, lag time between publication and review, reviewer affiliation, and subjects of books reviewed. Resulting descriptions are punctuated by supporting tables and case studies.
Advisor:Dr. David Carr
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:book reviews and reviewing journal of the american academy religion scholarly publishing
Date of Publication:04/09/2007