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Subject: how to cite an old article reprinted in a new book, using the author-date system
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Asked by: shannonstoney-ga
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Posted: 02 Mar 2005 07:02 PST
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Question ID: 483424
I am writing a thesis using the author-date system of citation as
explained in Kate Turabian's Manual for Writers of Term Papers,
Theses, and Dissertations.  I am citing articles from an anthology of
art criticism.  The anthology is called ARt in Theory: 1648-1815, by
Charles Harrison and Paul Wood, and it was published in 2000.  When I
cite my reference within the text, do I use the date of the Harrison
and Wood book, or the date that the article in question (by Kant, say)
was written, like 1790?  In other words, should my in text citation
look like this: (Kant 1790, 1031) or like this (Kant 2000, 345)?
The Turabian book is not clear to me on this question.
Subject: Re: how to cite an old article reprinted in a new book, using the author-date system
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 02 Mar 2005 08:50 PST
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Hello shannonstoney~

It's important to cite whatever volume you are reading. There are at
least two reasons for this. One is that some modern books have slight
errors when it comes to quoting old material. The second is that
citation is all about allowing a reader to trace your steps. You don't
want to lead them down the wrong path, by stearing them toward a book
you didn't actually use for reference.

So, in this case, your citation would be for the 2000 book.

For additional reference, here are the MLA rules of citation for an anthology:

And the very basic information provided by "Manual for Writers of Term Papers:"

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Request for Answer Clarification by shannonstoney-ga on 02 Mar 2005 09:49 PST
I looked at the MLA site and found two guidelines for citing from anthologies:

Article in a book:
Kowalewski, Michael. "Jack Kerouac and the Beats in San Francisco."
San Francisco in Fiction: Essays in a Regional Literature. Ed. David
Fine and Paul Skenazy. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 1995. 126-43.

Reprinted article:
Hunt, Tim. "The Misreading of Kerouac." Review of Contemporary Fiction
3.2 (1983): 29-33. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. C.
Riley. Vol. 61. Detroit: Gale, 1990. 308-10.

It seems to me that the Kant essay in Art in Theory is a reprinted
article.  So, should I put the original date of Kant's essay in
parentheses somewhere in my reference list, as they do above?  Maybe
it's not necessary in the parenthetical reference in the text however.
 There, it might be appropriate to simply write (Kant 2000, 799).


Clarification of Answer by kriswrite-ga on 02 Mar 2005 10:27 PST
"Articles" refers to something in a magazine. An essay, short story,
poem, etc. is what appears in a book. So, assuming the art criticism
you're using was an essay in a book, you do not want to use the
citation rules for an article.

shannonstoney-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thanks so much!

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