Advertising and Consumer Activism, 1935-1947
Jean Franco's work as a pathbreaking theorist, cultural critic, and scholar has helped to define Latin American studies over the last three decades. In the process, Franco has played a crucial role in developing cultural studies in both the Englis...
Kathy M. Newman is Associate Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.
List of Tables Acknowledgments Introduction. The Dialectic between Advertising and Activism Part I. Cultural Critics in the Age of Radio Chapter 1. The Psychology of Radio Advertising: Audience Intellectuals and the Resentment of Radio Commercials Chapter 2. "Poisons, Potions, and Profits": Radio Activists and the Origins of the Consumer Movement Part II. Consumers on the March: CIO Boycotts, Active Listeners, and Consumer Time Chapter 3. The Consumer Revolt of "Mr. Average Man": Boake Carter and the CIO Boycott of Philco Radio Chapter 4. Washboard Weepers: Women Writers, Women Listeners, and the Debate over Soap Operas Chapter 5. "I Won't Buy You Anything But Love, Baby": NBC, Donald Montgomery, and the Postwar Consumer Revolt Conclusion. High-Class Hucksters: The Rise and Fall of a Radio Republic Notes Bibliography Index