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The Resource Sympathy, madness, and crime : how four nineteenth-century journalists made the newspaper women's business, Karen Roggenkamp

Sympathy, madness, and crime : how four nineteenth-century journalists made the newspaper women's business, Karen Roggenkamp

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Sympathy, madness, and crime : how four nineteenth-century journalists made the newspaper women's business
Title
Sympathy, madness, and crime
Title remainder
how four nineteenth-century journalists made the newspaper women's business
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Karen Roggenkamp
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How four nineteenth-century journalists made the newspaper women's business
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eng
Summary
"In one of her escapades as a reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, the renowned Nellie Bly feigned insanity in 1889 and slipped, undercover, behind the grim walls of Blackwell's Island mental asylum. She emerged ten days later with a vivid tale about life in a madhouse. Her asylum articles merged sympathy and sensationalism, highlighting a developing professional identity--that of the American newspaperwoman. The Blackwell's Island story is just one example of how newsƯpaperwomen used sympathetic rhetoric to depict madness and crime while striving to establish their credentials as professional writers. Working against critics who would deny them access to the newsroom, Margaret Fuller, Fanny Fern, Nellie Bly, and Elizabeth Jordan subverted the charge that women were not emotionally equipped to work for mass-market newspapers. They transformed their supposed liabilities into professional assets, and Sympathy, Madness, and Crime explores how, in writing about insane asylums, the mentally ill, prisons, and criminals, each deployed a highly gendered sympathetic language to excavate a professional space within a male-dominated workplace"--Publisher's website
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1969-
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Roggenkamp, Karen
Dewey number
071/.3082
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.W66
LC item number
R64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Kent State University
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  • Women journalists
  • Women in journalism
  • Journalism
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Press
  • Journalism
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Press
  • Women in journalism
  • Women journalists
  • United States
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Sympathy, madness, and crime : how four nineteenth-century journalists made the newspaper women's business, Karen Roggenkamp
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Includes bibliographical references (pages150-160) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Sympathy and the American newspaper woman -- Representing institutions: asylums and prisons in American periodicals -- Scenes of sympathy in Margaret Fuller's New-York Tribune reportage -- Entering unceremoniously: Fanny Fern, sympathy, and tales of confinement -- Making a spectacle of herself: Nellie Bly, stunt reporting, and marketed sympathy -- Sympathy and sensation: Elizabeth Jordan, Lizzie Borden, and the female reporter in the late nineteenth-century -- Afterword
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935194538
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781606352878
Lccn
2016008083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935194538
Label
Sympathy, madness, and crime : how four nineteenth-century journalists made the newspaper women's business, Karen Roggenkamp
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages150-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sympathy and the American newspaper woman -- Representing institutions: asylums and prisons in American periodicals -- Scenes of sympathy in Margaret Fuller's New-York Tribune reportage -- Entering unceremoniously: Fanny Fern, sympathy, and tales of confinement -- Making a spectacle of herself: Nellie Bly, stunt reporting, and marketed sympathy -- Sympathy and sensation: Elizabeth Jordan, Lizzie Borden, and the female reporter in the late nineteenth-century -- Afterword
Control code
935194538
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 168 pages
Isbn
9781606352878
Lccn
2016008083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935194538

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