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
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