New Books

Do You Have a TV?: Negotiating Swedish Public Service through 1950s Programming, "Americanization," and Domesticity

Do You Have a TV? examines three strands of early Swedish television: programming in the 1950s, processes of “Americanization,” and domestic, socio-cultural change in relation to the new medium. By... Read more

"Not So Simple": Reassessing 1951, G.B. Giorgini and the launch of Italian fashion

How did Italy start to become a reputable country of origin for couture and fashion merchandise? Scholars seem to agree that a Florentine commissionaire, Giovanni Battista Giorgini (1898-1971), was... Read more