The Press and Popular Culture

The Press and Popular Culture

by Martin Conboy
     
 

In this book, Martin Conboy unpicks the complex and dynamic relationship between the popular press and popular culture. Rejecting approaches to popular culture which restrict themselves to the contemporary, Conboy argues for the importance of an historical perspective in understanding the contemporary relationship between the popular and the press.

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Overview

In this book, Martin Conboy unpicks the complex and dynamic relationship between the popular press and popular culture. Rejecting approaches to popular culture which restrict themselves to the contemporary, Conboy argues for the importance of an historical perspective in understanding the contemporary relationship between the popular and the press.

The Press and Popular Culture offers:

  • A much-needed critical history of the popular press -from the Early Modern Period to the present day
  • A comparative analysis of the emergence of the popular press in the US and Britain
  • An approach to the role played by the popular press in the formation of popular culture which emphasizes the use of language

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761966609
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/05/2002
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Popular Press
Theory and History
Popularizing the People
The Popular Press as Popular Culture
The American Popular Press in the Nineteenth Century
The English Popular Press in the Early Nineteenth Century
Commercializing the Popular in Britain
The New Journalism
The Long Version
The Popular Press
Surviving Postmodernity
Integrating Approaches to Contemporary Popular Culture

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