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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 75.00
This third volume in Mike Ashleys 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...
- 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 centurys most extraordinary publishing enterprises. Censor-baiting and provocative, a publisher of dirty books as well as those of the literary elite, Jack Kahanes Obelisk Press was the first publisher of the early work of Henry Miller,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99
For the last century, the tastes and preferences of readers of fiction have been reflected in the American and British bestseller lists, and this Very Short Introduction takes an engaging look through the lists to reveal what we have been reading - and why. - ;'I rejoice', said Doctor Johnson, 'to concur with the Common Reader.' For... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 48.99
Victorian culture was dominated by an ever expanding world of print. A tremendous increase in the volume of books, newspapers, and periodicals, was matched by the corresponding development of the first mass reading public. Victorian Print Media: A Reader consists of edited extracts from nineteenth-century sources which discuss all aspects of the production... more...