Exploring engagement with non-fiction collections: Sociological perspectives. (2018). Collection and Curation, 37(2), 43-49. Retrieved from https://sjsu-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=TN_emerald_s10.1108/CC-08-2017-0034&context=PC&vid=01CALS_SJO&search_scope=EVERYTHING&tab=everything&lang=en_US
This paper finds that development of non-fiction collections from a sociological perspective is necessary to empower individuals and groups to resist power structures and social inequality.
This paper is thought provoking when considering developing non-fiction collections in libraries and their value to readers. It also points out the “readers often appropriate non-fiction texts for purposes unintended by the authors.” The sociological perspective advocates for support for these materials in spite of dwindling budgets.