Pages from the Past: History and Memory in American Magazines / Edition 1

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Countering the assumption that journalism is concerned only with the present, Kitch analyzes more than 60 American consumer magazines, from Newsweek and Rolling Stone to Black Enterprise and Reader's Digest, to show how magazines actively participate in the construction of America's historical memory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807856499
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 9/5/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Kitch is associate professor of journalism at Temple University and author of The Girl on the Magazine Cover: The Origins of Visual Stereotypes in American Mass Media.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1. How We Lived: Summing Up the Twentieth Century

Chapter 2. A Working-Class Hero Is Something to Be: The Lasting Story of September 11th

Chapter 3. A News of Feeling as well as Fact: Public Mourning for the Dead Celebrity

Chapter 4. The Voices of the Past Speak to Us, Calling Us by Name: Counter-Memory and Living History in Magazines for African Americans

Chapter 5. The Celebrated Tribe: Generational Memory and the Reinterpretation of Youth

Chapter 6. Once upon a Time in America: Nostalgia Magazines and Reader Recollections

Chapter 7. Snapshots in a Family Album: Anniversary Celebrations of a Shared Past

Epilogue: The Present and Future of Media Memory





1.1. Life cover, January 2, 1950

1.2. Time cover, June 14, 1999

2.1. Newsweek cover, September 24, 2001

2.2. My Generation cover, December 2001

2.3. Men's Journal cover, November 2001

2.4. ESPN The Magazine cover, October 1, 2001

2.5. Newsweek cover, September 11, 2002

3.1. People Weekly cover, September 15, 1997

3.2. Rolling Stone cover, October 16, 2003

3.3. Rolling Stone cover, September 22, 1977

3.4. U.S. News & World Report cover, August 2, 1999

4.1. American Legacy cover, Fall 2001

4.2. American Legacy cover, Winter 2004

4.3. Eleanor Roosevelt with Marian Anderson

5.1. Newsweek cover, April 3, 2000

5.2. Time cover, June 9, 1997

5.3. Newsweek cover, January 11, 1993

6.1. Good Old Days cover, February 2001

6.2. Good Old Days cover, May 2001

6.3. Reminisce cover, July-August 1996

7.1. Esquire cover, June 1983

7.2. National Geographic cover, September 1988

7.3. Vibe cover, September 2003

7.4. Newsweek cover, Spring 1983

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