Specializations / Research Interest(s)
- History of consumer movements and present day consumer activism; institutional history of the American advertising industry
My work explores the history of advertising,commercial propaganda, and consumer culture. My first book, Advertising on Trial: Consumer Activism andCorporate Public Relations in the 1930s,[/i]was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2006 and [i]Advertising at War Business, Consumers, andGovernment in the 1940s followed in 2012. In 2011, I co-edited A Moment of Danger: CriticalStudies in the History of U.S. Communication since World War II with Janice Peck. My most recent work explores European/Scandinavian advertising during the Cold War.
- Ph.D., School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998. M.A., School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992. B.A., Communications, University of Washington, Seattle.1985.
- CMN 377 - Public Relations and Propaganda
- CMN 476 - Commercialism and the Public
- CMN 529 - Consumers, Consumption, and Commercialism
- Stole, I.. Advertising on trial: Consumer activism and corporate public relations in the 1930s. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois, 2006.
- Stole, I.. "Televised consumption: Women, advertisers and the early day-time television industry." Consumption, Markets, and Culture 6 (2003): 65-80.
Communication and Culture
Mediated Communication and Technology