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A Token of My Affection: Greeting Cards and American Business Culture
by Barry Shank
Each year in the United States, millions of mass-produced greeting cards proclaim their occasional messages: "For My Loving Daughter," "On the Occasion of Your Marriage," and "It's a Boy!" For more than 150 years, greeting cards have tapped into and organized a shared language of love, affection, and kinship, becoming an integral part of American life and culture. Contempo ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published July 4th 2006 by Columbia University Press
(first published August 25th 2004)
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Barry Shank is Professor of Comparative Studies at Ohio State University. He is the author of The Political Force of Musical Beauty, Dissonant Identities: The Rock 'n' Roll Scene in Austin, Texas, and A Token of My Affection: Greeting Cards and American Business Culture, and a coeditor of American Studies: An Anthology and The Popular Music Studies Reader.More about Barry Shank...