where girls could listen to records, read comics and magazines and discuss stars with their friends. Comics, with their ready availability, played a central role in this promotion because they were always on hand and could be reread, loaned, borrowed
UK Teen Girl Comics from 1955 to 1960
Enacting Politics, Reinforcing Divisions
allocated for a specific purpose of democracy promotion. As the article will demonstrate, professional protesters embody the processes formative for Belarusian protest communities. The positionality of a professional protester in the field of Belarusian
Pitfalls and Possibilities
When historians privilege writing to and for one another over all other kinds of writing—especially in a period when the humanities in particular are under siege at public universities around the country—do we run the risk of making ourselves irrelevant to anyone but ourselves? This article explores the stakes involved when historians shift the focus of their scholarly work toward alternate, non-academic audiences. In this case, I will focus my attention on writing for university and secondary student audiences through textbooks and reference works. On the one hand, I argue that writing for students has its pitfalls, because it is devalued in the historical discipline relative to monographs and articles based on archival research. As such, investment in such writing can prove detrimental to achieving tenure and promotion. On the other hand, I argue that writing for students allows us to reach a much larger audience than our peers. In addition, writing for student audiences forces us to think carefully about the accessibility of our writing as well as the link between research, telling stories in writing, and teaching. As such, I argue that writing for students may allow historians greater visibility and relevance in the public at a critical time, given recent cuts in higher education budgets.
In this article I propose to elucidate the pioneering role played by the publishing house Fayard at the beginning of the twentieth century in the promotion of French comic strip and in the development of its distinctively national characteristics. I firstly review the chronology of events and publications, situating the picture stories in the wider context of the company's output, and considering their function as part of its marketing strategy. I then go on to discuss Fayard's innovations in relation to the choice of publishing formats, which cemented the link between comic strip and mass-circulation weekly newspapers, and defined it for almost three-quarters of a century as a popular genre aimed mainly, if not exclusively, at young readers. Finally, I will analyse the major formal, graphic and thematic features of the comic strips created in these magazines.
Health Promotion Messages and Local Meanings in Guinea
Maria Cristina Manca
clinical activities, but outreach activities including health promotion, contact tracing, surveillance, referrals of suspected Ebola cases and ongoing training for local staff and other organisations took place outside of the EMC in the wider community. The
Autocracy Promotion in the New Asian Order?
Octavia Bryant and Mark Chou
to the autocracy promotion literature, which has become especially prominent in recent years. By doing this, we argue that while China may currently be showing no signs of promoting autocracy strictly defined, its broad-ranging economic, political
An Essay Exploring Dominant Values and Representations of the Driver in Driverless Technology
article presents an analysis of representations of drivers in advertising and promotion of motor vehicles and changes in technology. The dominant representation of the driver is what I refer to as combustion masculinity, where the emphasis in advertising
The Identity and Stigmatisation of Ebola Survivors
other Ebola-related activities such as health promotion. Interviews and discussions with staff working in the EMC revealed that people who did not have Ebola and who had never tested positive for the virus also considered themselves survivors because
A migrant academic's experiences of the visa regime in the Global North
about the effects of differential mobility for Global North and Global South academics during discussions of job performance of and the retainment and promotion of Global South academics. While existing scholarship on global politics and mobility
Case Studies from West Africa
Emilie Venables and Umberto Pellecchia
response using case studies from different points during the outbreak. Manca’s article is a technical account of the importance of health promotion when planning and implementing Ebola-related interventions. She shows how her experiences as a health