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Making the News: Modernity & the Mass Press in Nineteenth-Century France (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book)

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Publisher Comments:

Much recent writing on print culture has focused on the social and political implications of the transition from "elite" to "mass" culture in the 1800s. The essays in this volume add significantly to our understanding of the role of the nineteenth-century French press in producing the commodities, consumers, and ideological frameworks that are the hallmarks of this shift. The book also offers an opportunity for useful comparisons with recent scholarship on the rise on the popular press in the United States, Great Britain, and Germany.<P>The essays address a wide range of topics, from the emergence of commercial daily newspapers during the July Monarchy to the photographic representation of women in the Paris Commune. Together they demonstrate that the French mass press was far more heterogeneous than previously supposed, tapping into an expanding readership composed of a variety of publics — from affluent bourgeois to disaffected workers to disenfranchised women. It was also relentlessly innovative, using caricature, argot, advertisements, and other attention-grabbing techniques that blurred the lines separating art, politics, and the news.

Book News Annotation:

An interdisciplinary endeavor, this volume comprises 13 contributions from historians, art historians, and scholars of French language and literature. The collection is intended not as a history of the press in 19th-century France, but rather as a point of departure for new consideration of the central role of the press in the construction of modern culture. Arrangement is in sections on the press and the politics of knowledge, readers and consumers, and gender issues. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558491762
Editor:
Przyblyski, Jeannene M.
Editor:
De La Motte, Dean
Editor:
Przyblyski, Jeannene M.
Editor:
De La Motte, Dean
Author:
Przyblyski, Jeannene M.
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
France
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Press -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Popular culture -- France -- History.
Subject:
World History-France
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.56x6.38x1.19 in. 1.73 lbs.

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