Nineteenth-Century Media And The Construction Of Identities

Nineteenth-Century Media And The Construction Of Identities

by Laurel Brake
     
 

This collection of important new research in 19th-century media history represents some salient, recent developments in the field. Taking as its theme, the ways the media serves to define identities—national, ethnic, professional, gender, and textual, the volume addresses serials in the UK, the US, and Australia. High culture rubs shoulders with the popular

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This collection of important new research in 19th-century media history represents some salient, recent developments in the field. Taking as its theme, the ways the media serves to define identities—national, ethnic, professional, gender, and textual, the volume addresses serials in the UK, the US, and Australia. High culture rubs shoulders with the popular press, text with image, feminist periodicals and masculine, gay, and domestic serials. Theory and history combine in research by scholars of international repute.

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"...it will nevertheless fully earn its place on the shelves of all those interested in nineteenth century media."—Graham Law, Victorian Studies
"...an example of scholarship at its best...this book tells us things we didn't already know and makes us think again about the things we thought we did know."—SHARP News
"...students in courses ranging from gender studies to Victorian literature and history will find much to enlighten them..."—Review
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Presents new research in 19th-century media history, examining the way the media serve to define national, ethnic, professional, and gender identities. Investigates serial journals in the UK, France, the US, and Australia during the period, encompassing annuals, dailies, street ballads, and the penny press. Journalists and authors considered include Charles Dickens, Harriet Martineau, Margaret Oliphant, and Anthony Trollope. Some topics include annuals and cultural democracy, the formation of an Anglo-Jewish literary identity, and reportage of the Irish famine. Brake teaches literature at Birkbeck College, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312232153
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/06/2001
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

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