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  • American Sensationsby Shelley Streeby

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95

    This innovative cultural history investigates an intriguing, thrilling, and often lurid assortment of sensational literature that was extremely popular in the United States in 1848--including dime novels, cheap story paper literature, and journalism for working-class Americans. Shelley Streeby uncovers themes and images in this "literature of sensation"... more...

  • The First Lady of Hollywoodby Samantha Barbas

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 26.95

    Hollywood celebrities feared her. William Randolph Hearst adored her. Between 1915 and 1960, Louella Parsons was America's premier movie gossip columnist and in her heyday commanded a following of more than forty million readers. This first full-length biography of Parsons tells the story of her reign over Hollywood during the studio era, her lifelong... more...

  • Time, Change, and the American Newspaperby George Sylvie; Patricia D. Witherspoon

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 36.95

    Time, Change, and the American Newspaper focuses on newspapers as organizations, examining the role of change in the newspaper industry and providing a model from which to view and respond to change. Authors George Sylvie and Patricia D. Witherspoon discuss environmental and organizational influences on contemporary newspapers, and they analyze newspapers... more...

  • Politics and the Press in Thailandby Duncan McCargo

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This is the first book in the English language to examine the tangled web of relationships linking newspaper owners, editors and reporters, with leading politicians and power-holders. Duncan McCargo has been granted unique access to the editorial meetings of Thailand's leading newspapers, and drawing on this, the book uncovers the contradictions and... more...

  • One for the Girls!by Clarissa Smith

    Intellect Books Ltd 2007; US$ 44.00

    Against the claims of increasing sexualisation of culture, one truism is constantly rehearsed ? that women have little taste for pornography. In One for the Girls!, a new basis for understanding women?s pleasures in sexually explicit materials is offered focusing on the production and consumption of For Women magazine. This thought-provoking book argues... more...

  • A Futile and Stupid Gestureby Josh Karp

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    The ultimate biography of National Lampoon and its cofounder Doug Kenney, this book offers the first complete history of the immensely popular magazine and its brilliant and eccentric characters. With wonderful stories of the comedy scene in New York City in the 1970s and National Lampoon ?s place at the center of it, this chronicle shares how... more...

  • Condensing the Cold Warby Joanne P. Sharp

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00

    By examining the changing ways in which Reader?s Digest has explained America and its relation to the world, Sharp exposes the links that the magazine has forged between the individual reader and the destiny of the United States, particularly as this relates to the Soviet Union, the Cold War enemy whose character the Digest is often credited with helping... more...

  • Feature Writingby Susan Pape; Susan Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 46.00

    This book provides a practical and richly informative introduction to feature writing and the broader context in which features journalists operate. As well as covering the key elements and distinctive features that constitute good feature writing, Feature Writing: A Practical Introduction also offers a rich resource of real life examples, case... more...

  • Textual Construction of the Female Bodyby Professor Lesley Jeffries

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    This volume takes a critical discourse approach to the ways women's magazines contribute to the social construction of particular kinds of female body - as ideal, beautiful, ugly, overweight or engineered. Looking at the language used, it provides an insight into the experience of the female reader, and the likely impact upon her self-image. more...

  • Gateways to Foreverby Mike Ashley

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    This third volume in Mike Ashley’s four-volume study of the science-fiction magazines focuses on the turbulent years of the 1970s, when the United States emerged from the Vietnam War into an economic crisis. It saw the end of the Apollo moon programme and the start of the ecology movement. This proved to be one of the most complicated periods... more...