Advertising and Culture: Theoretical Perspectives (Hardback)Mary Cross
Hardback Published: 11/07/1996
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This unique collection of essays explores postmodern American culture and the shaping influence of advertising. Using contemporary theory, the authors present a wide variety of perspectives on advertising's methods, language, and cultural effects. Topics include the myths and promises of advertising, the selling of racial and gender stereotypes, the construction of corporate images, the postmodern discourse of advertising, its literary techniques, and its persuasive strategies. This scholarly approach to advertising will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of communication, cultural studies, and popular culture.