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London Labour And The London Poor
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|July 1, 1986

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Unflinching reports of London’s poor from a prolific and influential English writer London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of articles, later published in four volumes, written for the Morning Chronicle in 1849 and 1850 when journalist…
The Classic Slum: Salford Life In The First Quarter Of The Century

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"A vivid, unforgettable picture of the quality—or lack of it—of life in England among 'ordinary' people."—Peter Stansky.
Femmes Fatales
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|August 22, 1991

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A major work of feminist film criticism examining questions of sexual difference, the female body and the female spectator through a discussion of such figures as Pabst's Lulu and Rita Hayworth's Gilda.
Stardom: Industry of Desire
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|August 22, 1991

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In the past stars have been studied as cogs in a mass entertainment industry selling desires and ideologies. But since the 1970s, new approaches have reopened debate, as film and cultural studies try to account for the active role of the star in producing…
How The Other Half Lives
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|November 1, 1997

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First published in 1890, Jacob Riis's remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the lives of millions of people. For more than seventy…
Television and Everyday Life
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|June 24, 1994

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Television is a central dimension in our everyday lives and yet its meaning and its potency varies according to our individual circumstances, mediated by the social and cultural worlds which we inhabit. In this fascinating book , Roger Silverstone explores the…
Talk On Television: Audience Participation and Public Debate
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|December 28, 1993

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Not only is everyday conversation increasingly dependent on television, but more and more people are appearing on television to discuss social and personal issues. Is any public good served by these programmes or are they simply trashy entertainment which fills…