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Terrains of Media Work: Producing Amateurs and Professionals in the 19th-Century United States Jay Hamilton

Abstract: One of the most habitual assumptions about media work today is that it consists of the realms of amateur and professional. But, precisely because it is so habitually assumed, it deserves sustained analysis. This article investigates the reproduction of the foundational terrain of media work as that composed of amateur and professional realms. A specific lens on this process is the youth […]

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