Women’s Worlds

Ideology, Femininity and the Women’s Magazine

  • Authors
  • Ros Ballaster
  • Margaret Beetham
  • Elizabeth Frazer
  • Sandra Hebron
Book

Part of the Women in Society book series (WOSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ros Ballaster, Margaret Beetham, Elizabeth Frazer, Sandra Hebron
    Pages 1-7
  3. Ros Ballaster, Margaret Beetham, Elizabeth Frazer, Sandra Hebron
    Pages 8-42
  4. Ros Ballaster, Margaret Beetham, Elizabeth Frazer, Sandra Hebron
    Pages 43-74
  5. Ros Ballaster, Margaret Beetham, Elizabeth Frazer, Sandra Hebron
    Pages 75-107
  6. Ros Ballaster, Margaret Beetham, Elizabeth Frazer, Sandra Hebron
    Pages 108-125
  7. Ros Ballaster, Margaret Beetham, Elizabeth Frazer, Sandra Hebron
    Pages 126-168
  8. Ros Ballaster, Margaret Beetham, Elizabeth Frazer, Sandra Hebron
    Pages 169-176
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 177-196

About this book

Introduction

This book integrates new material, using sources from the eighteenth and nineteenth century periodical press, research with contemporary readers, the authors' critical reading of past and present magazines, and a clear discussion of theoretical approaches from literary criticism. The development of the genre, and its part in the historical process of forging modern definitions of gender, class and race are analysed through critical readings and a discussion of readers' negotiations with the contradictory pleasures of the magazine, and its constricting ideal of femininity.

Keywords

consumption critical analysis culture feminism ideology lifestyle women

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