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Title:
Looking at Life magazine
Author:
Doss, Erika Lee.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xiv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
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Life (Chicago, Ill.)
ISBN:
9781560989899
Format :
Book

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This volume focuses on how Life Magazine, in its editorial and, especially, its pictorial style, played a leading role in shaping American national identity from the Great Depression through to the Vietnam War. Life is often remembered for its coverage of dramatic historical events, such as World War II or the assassination of John F. Kennedy, but this book probes its representation of class, race, gender and ethnicity in America and abroad, and the counterpoint between its editorial content and advertising pages.