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Propaganda? Print in context

Filippo De Vivo

in Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199227068
eISBN:
9780191711114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227068.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyses the interdict pamphlets, which historians regard as the Republic's propaganda. In fact only a minority, led by Paolo Sarpi, favoured the recourse to printing, advocating a ... More


Print Culture and Music in Sixteenth-Century Venice

Jane A. Bernstein

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195141085
eISBN:
9780199871421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141085.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Venice achieved preeminence as a great publishing center and music printing capital of Renaissance Europe. This book presents a broad overview of the Venetian music press during the mid-16th century. ... More


Popular Reading and Publishing 1870–1914

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/9780198203292.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In order to understand the market for light fiction and its mass readership which were an established part of British culture after World War I, this chapter considers the growth of the Unknown ... More


Marketing the Literary Imagination

Brean S. Hammond

in Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740: 'Hackney for Bread'

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112990
eISBN:
9780191670909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112990.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter works in an empirical environment of facts and figures, determining the earnings potentials of imaginative writers working in different genres. It argues that the theatre — the most ... More


Booksellers and Markets

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the changes in the book trade during the second half of the 18th century. Literature, like other fashion and leisure wares, was taken up by entrepreneurs with a sharp eye to ... More


‘Take the Place of Valium’: Mills & Boon Ltd.

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/9780198203292.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Mills & Boon exploited with great success the demand for light fiction, becoming one of the principal suppliers of the circulating libraries. However, the firm exemplifies the major structural ... More


Descent and Alliance in the Shōjo Manga Family Tree: A Postwar History

Jennifer S. Prough

in Straight from the Heart: Gender, Intimacy, and the Cultural Production of Shojo Manga

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834579
eISBN:
9780824870492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834579.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Situating the shōjo industry firmly within the context of the publishing industry in postwar Japan, this chapter traces the history of the genre, outlining major shifts in format, industry, and ... More


Beginnings (1683–1706)

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins by discussing the accuracy of the obscure records containing Curll's birth date, as well as his origins and early life. It then notes that the book trade that Curll entered in the ... More


Conclusion

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/9780198203292.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It is clear that Wilkie Collins and George Orwell were largely correct in their conclusions about the reading public and the popular publishing industry. They both claimed that reading among both ... More


Oral Power and Europhone Glory: Orature, Literature, and Stolen Legacies

Ngũgĩ Wa Thiongʼo

in Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183907
eISBN:
9780191674136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183907.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the three traditions in imaginative verbal production in Africa. The first tradition is that of the linguistic agent, the one who, no matter what the standpoint of his ... More


Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–1950

Joseph McAleer

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203292
eISBN:
9780191675843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203292.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Before the advent of television, reading was among the most popular of leisure activities. ‘Light’ fiction — romances, thrillers, westerns — was the sustenance of millions in wartime and in peace. ... More


Postcolonial Authorship Revisited (from Postcolonial Writers in the Global Literary Marketplace)

Sarah Brouillette

in Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382967
eISBN:
9781781384084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses how postcolonial authors have positioned themselves within what Pierre Bourdieu described as the field of cultural production, emphasizing in particular the impact ... More


The Beginnings of Print

Ahmed El Shamsy

in Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691174563
eISBN:
9780691201245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174563.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter turns to the changing means of cultural reproduction: the constitution of books as physical objects through the medium of print. The print revolution, inaugurated by Johannes Gutenberg ... More


Postwar

Alan M. Wald

in American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835869
eISBN:
9781469601502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837344_wald.5
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers the efforts of the poet and novelist Kenneth Fearing to fashion literary forms appropriate to the postwar mood. Fearing, foremost Communist poet of the Great Depression, forged ... More


Introduction: The Reading Environment

H. J. Jackson

in Romantic Readers: The Evidence of Marginalia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107852
eISBN:
9780300129496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107852.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter describes the reading environment of Romantic readers. It suggests that the period between 1790 and 1830 saw the beginning and end of a reading boom, a boom activated not so ... More


Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Jeremy Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal ... More


The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

James H. Murphy (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This series charts one of the most venerable book cultures in Europe, from the earliest manuscript compilations to the flourishing book industries of the late twentieth century. It offers a history ... More


Services and Applications

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter describes the impact of giant multimedia conglomerates on internet services and applications. It first considers the media conglomerates that had dominated the political economy of ... More


The Business of War: Authorship, Publishing, and World War I

David A. Rennie

in American Writers and World War I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858812
eISBN:
9780191890918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858812.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

War writing was implicated in and shaped by wider cultural forces. During the war, patriotic bestsellers flooded the literary marketplace, censorship suppressed certain anti-war writing, while ... More


Department of Administration: Office Clerks and Shop Assistants

Jonathan Wild

in Literature of the 1900s: The Great Edwardian Emporium

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748635061
eISBN:
9781474419536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635061.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter registers the significant shift that took place in the social and cultural fabric of the publishing industry in the first decade of the new century, and traces its effects. To what ... More


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