Magazines as Historical Study Subjects

Reflecting the Sociocultural Reality

Authored by: Cynthia Lee Patterson

The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138854161
eBook ISBN: 9781315722283
Adobe ISBN: 9781317524533

10.4324/9781315722283.ch4

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Abstract

Scholars have witnessed a virtual explosion in research treating magazines as historical study subjects in the past two decades. Moreover, the best of the historical magazine research of the past 20 years combines methodologies made possible by newly available, large database searches combined with careful combing of locally available brick and mortar-based archives. This well-executed research pays particular attention to the magazine as a material artifact arising out of particular historical and cultural contexts of production, distribution and consumption.

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