Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities

  • Laurel Brake
  • Bill Bell
  • David Finkelstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Laurel Brake, Bill Bell, David Finkelstein
      Pages 1-7
  3. Discourses of Journalism

  4. The Reader in Text and Image

  5. Writers/Authors/Journalists

  6. Negotiating Gender

  7. National and Ethnic Identity

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 363-387

About this book


This collection of important new research in 19th-century media history represents some salient, recent developments in the field. Taking as its theme, the ways the media serves to define identities - national, ethnic, professional, gender, and textual, the volume addresses serials in the UK, the US, and Australia. High culture rubs shoulders with the popular press, text with image, feminist periodicals and masculine, gay, and domestic serials. Theory and history combine in research by scholars of international repute.

Editors and affiliations

  • Laurel Brake
    • 1
  • Bill Bell
    • 2
  • David Finkelstein
    • 3
  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.University of EdinburghUK
  3. 3.Queen Margaret University CollegeEdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62887-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-62885-8
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