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What is Advertising?
Keywords: history of advertising, Raymond Williams on advertising, salesmanship in print, salesman, propaganda, product placement, commercial speech
Irish mythtelling in commercials (as in part 10 of unit)
Advertising and Finnish culture, showing the "middle class talking to itself" in another cultural context
Advertising and the teaching of class values
Twitchell, James B.
Commissioned art during the Renaissance, similar to the discussion about "advertising as sponsored art" in this unit
Attention grabbing and the trend in the 1980s of making ads that pose as not being ads
Several professors discuss what topics are included in their courses on advertising
Cultural critic Sut Jhally discusses his views on advertising and society
Concept of advertising as "social tableaux" complements definitions in the unit
A Brief History of Advertising in America
Keywords: history of advertising, Benjamin Franklin and advertising, James Gordon Bennett, traveling salesman, salesmanship, P.T. Barnum, Hartman Center for Sales Advertising and Marketing at Duke University, Archives Center in the Museum of American History (Smithsonian), brand, consumerism, history of radio, history of television, global advertising, narrowcasting
Taylor, Timothy D.
Jingles were a mainstay of advertising in the early 20th century
Jensen, Ric, and Christopher Thomas
Complements discussion of wartime advertising
Focuses on values in advertisements in early decades of 20th century America
Scholars discuss depictions of race and ethnicity in American advertising
Values in early 20th century American advertising
Keywords: subliminal advertising, Vance Packard, motivational research, David Ogilvy, Wilson Bryan Key
Focus on sex and selling (although not subliminal techniques per se)
Brief consideration of subliminal advertising