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International history of magazines

International history of magazines

King, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0003-2348-4231 (2008) International history of magazines. In: Donsbach, Wolfgang, (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 2748-2752. ISBN 978-1-4051-3199-5 (Print and Online)

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The 2000-word entry starts by offering a definition and taxonomy of "magazines" before tracing the international history of this type of periodical from the Erbauliche Monaths-Unterredungen (1663-1668) on. It is shown how magazine categories evolved historically and are culturally specific, depending on printing and paper-production technologies, distribution capacities, standards of living and literacy rates. For this reason, magazines are almost all read and produced in the industrially developed world, with the USA, UK, Germany and Japan amongst the highest consumers.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: magazines, international history, magazin, rivista, zasshi, dojinshi, journal, trade magazine, little magazine, women's magazines, pulp magazine
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
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