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‘Books Are a Commodity’: The Commercialization of Popular Fiction

Joseph McAleer

in Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203292
eISBN:
9780191675843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203292.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Record levels of production and the introduction of ‘commodity-style’ publishing techniques gave popular fiction an exposure to such a degree that it was woven into the cultural fabric of the nation. ... More


Pealeism and Its Discontents: Cold War Religion, Intellectuals, and the Middlebrow

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the debate regarding the proper place of religion in American public life in the first two decades after World War II, as well as its consequences for the reception of religious ... More


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