Handwritten Newspapers — An Alternative Medium during the Early Modern and Modern Periods

Droste, Heiko; Salmi-Niklander, Kirsti
Title: Handwritten Newspapers — An Alternative Medium during the Early Modern and Modern Periods
Authors: Droste, Heiko (Author)
Salmi-Niklander, Kirsti (Author)
Product number: 9789518581560
Product form: Paperback
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Publ. product code: 1437701
Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Series: Studia Fennica Historica 26
Edition: 2019
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Pages: 223
Product family: Autumn 2019
History
Society
Studia Fennica Historica
Library classification: 91.7 Uusi aika
Key words: Folklore Studies, History of Journalism, Literary History, media history
This book is the first edited volume focusing on handwritten newspapers as an alternative medium from a wide interdisciplinary and international perspective. The primary focus is on handwritten newspapers as a social practice. The case studies contextualize the source materials in relation to political, cultural, literary, and economic history. The analysis reveals both continuity and change across the different forms and functions of the textual materials. The time span ranges from the 16th to the 20th century. During these centuries, handwritten newspapers changed from an expensive public commodity and a social gift for the elites to an internal or clandestine medium of communication for non-elite groups. The book targets researchers and students in media and literary history, and cultural and literacy studies.