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The Resource Intellectuals incorporated : politics, art, and ideas inside Henry Luce's media empire, Robert Vanderlan

Intellectuals incorporated : politics, art, and ideas inside Henry Luce's media empire, Robert Vanderlan

Label
Intellectuals incorporated : politics, art, and ideas inside Henry Luce's media empire
Title
Intellectuals incorporated
Title remainder
politics, art, and ideas inside Henry Luce's media empire
Statement of responsibility
Robert Vanderlan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Publishing tycoon Henry Luce famously championed many conservative causes, and his views as a capitalist and cold warrior were reflected in his glossy publications. Republican Luce aimed squarely for the Middle American masses, yet his magazines attracted intellectually and politically ambitious minds who were moved by the democratic aspirations of the New Deal and the left. Much of the best work of intellectuals such as James Agee, Archibald MacLeish, Daniel Bell, John Hersey, and Walker Evans owes a great debt to their experiences writing for Luce and his publications
  • Intellectuals Incorporated tells the story of the serious writers and artists who worked for Henry Luce and his magazines Time, Fortune, and Life between 1.923 and 1960, the period when the relationship between intellectuals, the culture industry, and corporate capitalism assumed its modern form. Countering the notions that working for corporations means selling out and that the true life of the mind must be free from institutional ties, historian Robert Vanderlan explains how being embedded in the corporate culture industries was vital to the creative efforts of mid-century thinkers. Illuminating their struggles through careful research and biographical vignettes, Vanderlan shows how their contributions to literary journalism and the wider political culture would have been impossible outside Luce's media empire. By paying attention to how these writers and photographers balanced intellectual aspiration with journalistic perspiration, Intellectuals Incorporated advances the idea of the intellectual as a connected public figure who can engage and criticize organizations from within. --Book Jacket
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DLC
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Vanderlan, Robert
Dewey number
070.5092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z473.T54
LC item number
V36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time, inc.
  • Luce, Henry Robinson
  • Periodicals
  • Mass media
  • United States
Label
Intellectuals incorporated : politics, art, and ideas inside Henry Luce's media empire, Robert Vanderlan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : intellectuals in mass culture America -- On the road to Time Inc -- Giving the people the truth the Time Inc. way -- The search for a "radical capitalism" at Fortune magazine -- Intellectuals visible and invisible -- The intellectual as insider at Time Inc -- Journalism and politics at Time magazine -- Interstitial intellectuals and the liberal consensus -- Epilogue : intellectuals in their American century and in ours
Control code
551718261
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812242713
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010005566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)551718261
Label
Intellectuals incorporated : politics, art, and ideas inside Henry Luce's media empire, Robert Vanderlan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : intellectuals in mass culture America -- On the road to Time Inc -- Giving the people the truth the Time Inc. way -- The search for a "radical capitalism" at Fortune magazine -- Intellectuals visible and invisible -- The intellectual as insider at Time Inc -- Journalism and politics at Time magazine -- Interstitial intellectuals and the liberal consensus -- Epilogue : intellectuals in their American century and in ours
Control code
551718261
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780812242713
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010005566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)551718261

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