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Segrave, Kerry 1944-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 312 publications in 2 languages and 14,825 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Dictionaries  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Comic books, strips, etc  Young adult works  Graphic novels  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1993.5.U6, 331.413309
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Most widely held works by Kerry Segrave
Anti-rock : the opposition to rock 'n' roll by Linda Martin( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rock is a music of rebellion against authority, and has consequently frightened and outraged people throughout its forty-year history. Anti-Rock is the first book to detail the objections of rock's detractors. Critics from parents to religious groups, industry executives to scientists, government spokesmen to eccentric crusaders, have all attacked rock vehemently with comments such as "It's the jungle strain gets 'em all worked up"; it's "one step from fascism"; and "These deafening, dope-ridden, degenerate mob scenes have no more place in our America than would a publicly promoted gang rape." Here is: Albert Goldman, writing in the New York Times in 1968, comparing Mick Jagger to Adolf Hitler. A 1981 university study concluding that prolonged exposure to disco music "causes homosexuality in mice and deafness in pigs." Dr. John, a New York physician, writing in 1977 that rock music causes "a breakdown in the synchronization of the two sides of the brain." Tipper Gore, the former Vice-President's wife, co-chair of the Parents Music Resource Center and author of Raising PG Kids in an X-Rated Society, commenting on heavy metal lyrics: "I'm a fairly with-it person, but this stuff is curling my hair." "--Publisher description
The sexual harassment of women in the workplace, 1600 to 1993 by Kerry Segrave( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drive-in theaters : a history from their inception in 1933 by Kerry Segrave( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of the drive-in from its beginnings in the 1930s through its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s to its gradual demise in modern day America is thoroughly documented here: the patent battles, community concerns with morality (on screen and off), technological advances (audio systems, screens, etc.), audiences, and the drive-in's place in the motion picture industry."--
Age discrimination by employers by Kerry Segrave( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the problem of age discrimination as it relates to the employment sector in the United States throughout the century: how the issue has been treated by the media, what is the extent of age bias, how older workers were viewed, the reasons and rationales presented by business enterprises for their refusal to hire older workers, and the responses of governments to the problem
Payola in the music industry : a history, 1880-1991 by Kerry Segrave( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policewomen : a history by Kerry Segrave( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the history of policewomen from 1880 to 2012, particularly in the United States. It looks at the problems women had being accepted into the male police establishment and at the harassment and discrimination they often suffered from male officers"--
American television abroad : Hollywood's attempt to dominate world television by Kerry Segrave( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lie detectors : a social history by Kerry Segrave( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book covers early lie detectors and their inventors from the 1860s to the 1920s, their use by police and other agencies in the 1930s and their role in Cold War America in the 1940s and 1950s. It then discusses the 1960s, the PSE (a new take on the old polygraph), reliance by private businesses on the polygraph in the 1970s, and the increasing reluctance of the government to use it in the 1980s. A chapter on new ideas and uses from 1990 to 2002 concludes the book. Notes, bibliography, index."--Jacket
Women in comedy by Linda Martin( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes "more than fifty biographical sketches from the turn of the century to the present," including Marie Bressler, Sophie Tucker, Mabel Normand, Fannie Brice, Gracie Allen, Mae West, Minnie Pearl, Lucille Ball, Anne Meara, Ruth Buzzi, Lily Tomlin, Gilda Radner, Sandra Bernhard, and Whoopi Goldberg
Shoplifting : a social history by Kerry Segrave( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shoplifting: A Social History focuses on American retailing over the last 140 years or so. Following the Civil War, both the incidence of shoplifting and cultural awareness of it increased." "One interesting trend is the progression from the lower-class shoplifter in the early years to the stereotypical upper-class woman and then teenager. Also of interest is that in the year 2000, as much as 70 percent of inventory loss was due not to shoplifting but to employee theft and "paperwork errors."" "This book also addresses the retail industry's use of detective services, surveillance technology and antitheft devices, as well as media coverage and the response of the judicial system."--Jacket
Tipping : an American social history of gratuities by Kerry Segrave( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following a brief overview in the first chapter, the book is organized along the line of action and reaction; that is, after each chapter discussing how tipping evolved and was practiced in a given period, there follows a chapter relating how consumers responded."--Preface, p. vii
Jukeboxes : an American social history by Kerry Segrave( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work traces the history of the jukebox from its origins in the invention of the phonograph by Thomas Alva Edison in the 1880s up to its relative obscurity today." "The jukebox's first twenty years were experimental, with low technical quality and other limitations. It then practically disappeared for a quarter-century, beaten out by the player piano as the coin-operated music machine of choice." "Then, new and improved, the jukebox spread quickly across America, largely as a result of the repeal of Prohibition and the increased number of bars nationwide. Other important elements of the jukebox are covered: it played patriotic tunes during wartime and, located in youth centers, entertained young people and kept them out of "trouble." The industry had one last fling due to a healthy export trade and then went into decline in the 1960s. Richly illustrated."--Jacket
Endorsements in advertising : a social history by Kerry Segrave( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exploration of modern endorsement advertising follows its evolution from a marginalized, mistrusted technique to a multibillion-dollar industry. The social history of endorsement advertising is examined in terms of changing ethical and governmental views, shifting business trends, and its relationship to the growth of modern media, while the money involved and the question of effectiveness are scrutinized"--Provided by publisher
Product placement in Hollywood films : a history by Kerry Segrave( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the history of advertising in motion pictures from the slide ads of the 1890s to the common practice of product placement in the present. Initially, product placement was seen a somewhat sleazy practice and also faced opposition from the film industry itself; it has grown dramatically in the past 25 years. From Maillard's Chocolates advertising with a shot of Cardinal Richelieu enjoying a hot cup of cocoa in 1895, to product placements in 2002's Minority Report, for which advertisers were rumored to have paid $25 million, this book explores the developing union of corporate American and Hollywood."--Jacket
American films abroad : Hollywood's domination of the world's movie screens from the 1890s to the present by Kerry Segrave( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vending machines : an American social history by Kerry Segrave( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the 1880s are considered the beginning of the vending machine era, these devices have existed for a couple of thousand years. The earliest reference to a vending machine was made by Hero - a Greek mathematician, physicist and engineer who probably lived in Alexandria during the first century A.D. - who described and illustrated a coin-operated device to be used for vending sacrificial water in Egyptian temples. Completely automatic, the device was set in operation by the insertion of a five-drachma coin." "From its inception to its current place in popular American culture, the vending machine has appeared in many forms and places. This history details successes and failures of the machines, economic factors influencing the popularity (or lack thereof) of vending machines, and the struggle of the industry to become a dominant, large-scale method of retailing products."--Jacket
Women serial and mass murderers : a worldwide reference, 1580 through 1990 by Kerry Segrave( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a study of 85 women, focusing on those who have killed at least three people, not including themselves in murder-suicide cases. Though the work is international, emphasis is on the United States during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Excluded are accomplices who, though legally guilty of multiple murders, were in fact passive participants. The life of each killer is examined, as well as descriptions of the murders, the methods, and the trial
Women and smoking in America, 1880-1950 by Kerry Segrave( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This social history traces the evolution of women's smoking in the United States from 1880 to 1950. Women were not allowed to smoke in public places, with strong opposition based on moral concerns. By 1928, advertisers began to target female smokers, and over the next two decades women smokers gradually gained equality with male smokers"--Provided by publisher
Lynchings of women in the United States : the recorded cases, 1851-1946 by Kerry Segrave( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the phenomenon of the lynching of women, which was a much more rare experience than the lynching of men. Of importance in this examination is the role of race in lynching, particularly the increase in the number of black lynchings as the century progressed. Details are provided for the lynchings"--Provided by publisher
Film actors organize : union formation efforts in America, 1912-1937 by Kerry Segrave( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book looks at all the attempts to organize film actors into a union, starting from the earliest attempt in 1912 when the Actors' Equity Association seemed the best platform for such an effort, to the establishment of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in 1933 as the best vehicle to represent film actors"--Provided by publisher
 
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Drive-in theaters : a history from their inception in 1933Age discrimination by employersPayola in the music industry : a history, 1880-1991American television abroad : Hollywood's attempt to dominate world televisionLie detectors : a social historyWomen in comedyShoplifting : a social historyTipping : an American social history of gratuities