In this book, Martin Conboy unpicks the complex and dynamic relationship between the popular press and popular culture. Rejecting approaches to popular culture which restrict themselves to the contemporary, Conboy argues for the importance of an historical perspective in understanding the contemporary relationship between the popular and the press.
The Press and Popular Culture offers:
- A much-needed critical history of the popular press -from the Early Modern Period to the present day
- A comparative analysis of the emergence of the popular press in the US and Britain
- An approach to the role played by the popular press in the formation of popular culture which emphasizes the use of language