The Handbook of Magazine Studies
Handbooks in Communication and Media
1. Edition April 2020
496 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
A scholarly work examining the continuing evolution of the magazine--part of the popular Handbooks in Media and Communication series
The Handbook of Magazine Studies is a wide-ranging study of the ways in which the political economy of magazines has dramatically shifted in recent years--and continues to do so at a rapid pace. Essays from emerging and established scholars explore the cultural function of magazine media in light of significant changes in content delivery, format, and audience. This volume integrates academic examination with pragmatic discussion to explore contemporary organizational practices, content, and cultural impact.
Offering original research and fresh insights, thirty-six chapters provide a truly global perspective on the conceptual and historical foundations of magazines, their organizational cultures and narrative strategies, and their influences on society, identities, and lifestyle. The text addresses topics such as the role of advocacy in shaping and changing magazine identities, magazines and advertising in the digital age, gender and sexuality in magazines, and global magazine markets. Useful to scholars and educators alike, this book:
* Discusses media theory, academic research, and real-world organizational dynamics
* Presents essays from both emerging and established scholars in disciplines such as art, geography, and women's studies
* Features in-depth case studies of magazines in international, national, and regional contexts
* Explores issues surrounding race, ethnicity, activism, and resistance
Whether used as a reference, a supplementary text, or as a catalyst to spark new research, The Handbook of Magazine Studies is a valuable resource for students, educators, and scholars in fields of mass media, communication, and journalism.
Tim Holmes is associate director of postgraduatetaught journalism programs at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University, Wales. He is the founder of the Mapping The Magazine series of conferences, and author of Magazine Journalism and The 21st Century Journalism Handbook.