Historical geography is an active, theoretically-informed and vibrant field of study within modern geography, with strong interdisciplinary connections with the humanities and the social sciences. The SAGE Handbook of Historical Geography provides an international and in-depth overview of the field with chapters that examine the history, present condition and future significance of historical geography in relation to recent developments and current research. The Handbook is in two volumes, divided across nine parts. Volume One includes commentaries on the history and geography of historical geography, and reviews how historical geographers have considered the appropriation, management and representation of landscape, the changing geographies of property, land, money and financial capital, and the demographic, medical and political analysis of the world's growing and mobile population. Volume Two shows how historical geographers have made significant contributions to geopolitical debates about the relationships between nation-states and empires, to environmental challenges posed by human interaction with the natural world, to studies of the cultural, intellectual and political implications of modern science and technology, and to investigations of communicative action, artefacts, performances and representations. The final part reviews the methodological and ethical challenges of historical geography as a publicly engaged research practice. Part 1: Histories and Geographies; Part 2: Land and Landscapes; Part 3: Property and Money; Part 4: Population and Mobility; Part 5: Territory and Geopolitics; Part 6: Environment and Nature; Part 7: Science and Technology; Part 8: Meaning and Communication; and Part 9: Studies in Practice.
Chapter 41: Newspaper Print Media
Newspaper Print Media
Newspapers are a particular form of informational exchange. As a product of the press, newspapers combine the production and dissemination of informational content (Eisenstein 1979) and their reading can provide a means to public knowledge and instil a sense of belonging (Anderson 1983). Like other media, newspapers mediate perceptions and actions, actively contribute ideas about places and spaces, and can provide a rich source for understanding attitudes and events in the past. This chapter suggests two main trends of research on them in historical geography, drawing upon work in communication studies in order to understand newspapers as both source and subject.
Historical and communication geography have many interconnections, although conversations between these fields have not been common. Although ...