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

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

By: Dean De La Motte (editor), Jeannene M. Przyblyski (editor)Paperback

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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 aim to add to the understanding of the role of the 19th-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 of the popular press in the United States, Great Britain and Germany. 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.

About Author

Dean de la Motte is assistant professor of French at Guilford College. Jeannene M. Przyblyski is an independent scholar who lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781558491779
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9781558491779
  • ISBN10: 1558491775

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