The Political Economy of Romance: Popular Culture, Social Divisions and Social Reconstruction in Wartime

  • Patricia Allatt
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Women’s magazines and similar forms of popular culture have been variously conceived as forms of escapism, a means of disarming challenge to the status quo through the vicarious satisfaction of needs and desires, or, in the case of women’s magazines, a paradoxical format embodying women’s work and leisure.


Political Economy Private Domain Sexual Division Economic Theme Good Housekeeping 
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