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bricolage

bricolage  

The appropriation of pre-existing materials that are ready-to-hand to create something new (Lévi-Strauss). This creation both reflects and constructs the bricoleur's identity. The term is widely used ...
clap

clap  

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Booksellers made ‘sticking titles’ by printing extra title-pages which were then posted as advertisements. These title-pages, which often had long descriptive titles and included the name and ...
Franco Loi

Franco Loi  

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(1930– ).One of the strongest dialect poets of the later 20th c. Though born in Genoa, he has lived in Milan since the age of 7. He has worked in ...
Havas, Agence

Havas, Agence  

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Founded—first as a modest translation bureau—by Charles Havas (1783–1858), the agency quickly achieved during the 1830s a dominant position. Either directly, or through subsidiary companies, Havas ...
history of the book

history of the book  

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A complex of intellectual and cultural enquiries, interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary in nature, which are concerned with the book and its production, dissemination, and consumption, in relation ...
hologram

hologram  

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A three-dimensional photograph or illustration, created with an optical process that uses lasers and which is increasingly used in advertising and promotional material.
illustration

illustration  

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Although any text bearing drawings or designs of any kind may generally be described as illustrated, an illustrated manuscript is properly one that is embellished with pictures or illustrations, ...
internet

internet  

A global computer network providing a variety of information and communication facilities, consisting of interconnected networks using standardized communication protocols.
Jungle

Jungle  

Novel by Upton Sinclair, published in 1906. This exposé of the Chicago meat-packing industry prompted the investigation by Roosevelt and the federal government that culminated in the pure-food ...
magazines

magazines  

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Originally a place where goods or weapons are stored. The Gentleman's Magazine described itself in its first number (1731) as ‘a Monthly Collection to store up, as in a Magazine ...
mass media

mass media  

The printed press, newspapers and magazines, radio, television, and Internet sites that purvey news, information, misinformation, and all shades of opinion. Mass media provide a platform for ...
McDonaldization

McDonaldization  

The author of this term, the American sociologist George Ritzer, defines McDonaldization as ‘the process by which the principles of the fast-food restaurant are coming to dominate more and more ...
metaphor

metaphor  

A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Recorded from the late 15th century, the word comes via French and Latin from ...
newspapers

newspapers  

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Publications including news, articles, and advertisements, usually issued daily or weekly in printed form, but including web-based versions. In Britain, the first ‘news papers’ appeared in the 16th ...
objective correlative

objective correlative  

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1. (literary theory) An image, or ‘a set of objects, a situation, a chain of events’ calculated to evoke a particular mood or emotion. The term was popularized in 1919 by the British-American poet T. ...
propaganda

propaganda  

[Latin ‘propagation’]Persuasive mass communication that filters and frames the issues of the day in a way that strongly favours particular interests; usually those of a government or corporation ...
radio

radio  

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Originally developed by Nikola Tesla (1856–1943), Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937), and others as ‘wireless telegraphy’, and first demonstrated publicly in Oxford in 1894. Early uses included marine ...
readership

readership  

1 The total number of readers of a publication.2 The percentage of people that can recall a particular advertisement, aided or unaided.
reductionism

reductionism  

[Th]The general principle that complicated phenomena can be explained by conceptually reducing them to a set of simple variables. This is often linked to essentialist or socio‐biological approaches.
Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis  

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(1885–1951)US novelist and the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1930).Lewis was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and completed his education at Yale, where he first began to ...

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