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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • One for the Girls!by Clarissa Smith

    Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00

    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. 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...

  • Print is Deadby J. Gomez

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2007; US$ 24.95

    For over 1500 years books have weathered numerous cultural changes remarkably unaltered. Through wars, radio, TV, computer games and fluctuating literacy rates, the book has, somewhat bizarrely, remained the more robust and culturally relevant way to communicate ideas. Now, for the first time since the Middle Ages, all that is about to change. more...

  • Feature Writingby Susan Pape; Susan Featherstone

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 55.00

    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$ 110.00

    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...

  • Obeliskby Neil Pearson

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 39.00

    Obelisk: A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press tells the story of one of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary publishing enterprises. Censor-baiting and provocative, a publisher of ‘dirty books’ as well as those of the literary elite, Jack Kahane’s Obelisk Press was the first publisher of the early work of Henry Miller,... more...

  • Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledgeby Jean-NoŽl Jeanneney; Teresa Lavender Fagan; Ian Wilson

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 11.00

    The recent announcement that Google will digitize the holdings of several major libraries sent shock waves through the book industry and academe. Google presented this digital repository as a first step towards a long-dreamed-of universal library, but skeptics were quick to raise a number of concerns about the potential for copyright infringement... more...