"Well-written and engaging, Brides, Inc. is a welcome addition to the fields of twentieth-century business as well as cultural history, " wrote Janice Traflet in a recent EH.Net review. In… READ MORE
The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association has awarded Katherine J. Parkin’s Food is Love: Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern America, the Emily Toth Award for the best book in… READ MORE
American Capitalism: Social Thought and Political Economy in the Twentieth Century Nelson Lichtenstein, Editor 392 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 illus. Cloth 2006 | ISBN 978-0-8122-3923-2 | $49.95… READ MORE
Food Is Love: Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern America Katherine J. Parkin 304 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 illus. Cloth 2006 | ISBN 978-0-8122-3929-4 | $47.50 |… READ MORE
The Business of Tourism: Place, Faith, and History Philip Scranton and Janet F. Davidson, Editors 304 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 illus. Cloth 2006 | ISBN 0-8122-3968-7 |… READ MORE
"Laura Waldron’s life is publishing," writes Matt Steinmetz. "An author, a publisher and the marketing director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, Waldron offers a perspective on academic publishing… READ MORE
Cooking for Your Man, Cooking for Mr. Right, and Saucepans & the Single Girl sound like titles you might find at a used book table of a flea market. Yet… READ MORE
Why does Whyte’s cultural critique still resonate in our downsized globalized working world? A quote from Roger K. Miller’s recent review, which appeared in “The Washington Times” and “The Philadelphia Inquirer,” may have the answer.
Here, historian Katherine J. Parkin, author of Food Is Love: Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern America, considers why a student might chose grizzlier subjects over women’s history.