Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen for the publication of ‘Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970’

Congratulations to Amanda Laugesen for the publication of Globalizing the Library: Librarians and Development Work, 1945-1970 (Routledge 2019), which looks at the work of British, American, and UNESCO librarians during a period of cold war and decolonization in building libraries and the library profession in countries in Africa and Asia. This book follows from Laugesen’s work on American publishers during the cold war: Taking Books to the World: American Publishers and the Cultural Cold War. Both books consider how networks of print and ‘book imperialism’ operated during the decades following the end of the Second World War, and how this intersected with discourses about development. 

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