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Tabloid century : the popular press in Britain, 1896 to the present

Author: Adrian Bingham; Martin Conboy
Publisher: Oxford : Peter Lang, [2015]
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Popular newspapers played a vital role in shaping British politics, society and culture in the twentieth century. This book provides a concise and accessible historical overview of the rise of the tabloid format and examines how the national press reported the major stories of the period, from World Wars and general elections to sex scandals and celebrity gossip. It considers the appeal and influence of the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Bingham; Martin Conboy
ISBN: 9783035307009 3035307008 1336197927 9781336197923 1906165327 9781906165321
OCLC Number: 904799175
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction: The Rise of the Tabloid""; ""The cultural roots of the tabloid""; ""The emergence of the modern popular daily press""; ""The birth of the modern tabloid""; ""The tabloid unleashed""; ""Chapter 1. War""; ""Empire, patriotism and the First World War""; ""The dangerous legacies of the Great War""; ""�Standing alone�: The Second World War""; ""Cold War, decolonisation and �decline�""; ""Iraq, Afghanistan and the �war on terror�""; ""Chapter 2. Politics""; ""Tabloid politics""; ""Right-wing dominance 1900�1930s"" ""The sexualisation of the popular press: Problem pages""""The sexualisation of the popular press: Pin-ups""; ""The popular press and homosexuality""; ""The popular press and the �permissive society�""; ""Feminism, post-feminism and the appeal to women""; ""Chapter 5. Class""; ""Reaching the suburban middle classes""; ""Winning over the working classes""; ""Rewriting class in an age of affluence""; ""The decline of the industrial working class""; ""Defending �middle England�""; ""Chapter 6. Race and Nation""; ""Britain ruling the waves"" ""War, Empire and the rewriting of patriotism""""Immigration and the emergence of multi-cultural Britain""; ""Keeping Europe at bay?""; ""Race and nation in the twenty-first century""; ""Conclusion: The Life and Death of the Tabloid Model""; ""Notes""; ""Introduction: The Rise of the Tabloid""; ""Chapter 1:�War""; ""Chapter 2:�Politics""; ""Chapter 3:�Monarchy and Celebrity""; ""Chapter 4:�Gender and Sexuality""; ""Chapter 5:�Class""; ""Chapter 6:�Race and Nation""; ""Conclusion: The Life and Death of the Tabloid Model""; ""Index"" ""Reform and reconstruction: 1930s�1960s""""Right rises again: 1970s�1990s""; ""Shift to the centre? 1990s�present""; ""Chapter 3. Monarchy and Celebrity""; ""Duty and distance: The monarchy before the Second World War""; ""Society, gossip and the emergence of modern celebrity""; ""Growing intrusiveness: Monarchy in mid-century""; ""Mid-century celebrity culture""; ""The convergence of royalty and celebrity: The pursuit of Diana""; ""Caution to the winds: Celebrity coverage in the 1980s and after""; ""Chapter 4. Gender and Sexuality""; ""The Northcliffe model""
Responsibility: Adrian Bingham and Martin Conboy.

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Popular newspapers played a vital role in shaping British politics, society and culture in the twentieth century. This book provides a concise and accessible historical overview of the rise of the tabloid format and examines how the national press reported the major stories of the period, from World Wars and general elections to sex scandals and celebrity gossip. It considers the appeal and influence of the most successful titles, such as the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, the Daily Express and the Sun, and explores the emergence of the key elements of the modern popular newspaper, such as edit.

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