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Author : Rachel Ritchie
Sue Hawkins
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-02-19
Page : 266
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1317584023
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Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century, millions of women read the weeklies and monthlies that focused on supposedly "feminine concerns" of the home, family and appearance. In the decades that followed, feminist scholars criticized such publications as at best conservative and at worst regressive in their treatment of gender norms and ideals. However, this perspective obscures the heterogeneity of the magazine industry itself and women’s experiences of it, both as readers and as journalists. This collection explores such diversity, highlighting the differing and at times contradictory images and understandings of women in a range of magazines and women’s contributions to magazines in a number of contexts from late nineteenth century publications to twenty-first century titles in Britain, North America, continental Europe and Australia.


Author : Noliwe Rooks
Victoria Pass
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-10-14
Page : 244
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1134832532
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This book contributes to our collective understanding of the significance of representations of women and gender in magazines in both their print and online forms. The essays are authored by scholars, writers and cultural producers in fields such as art, film and visual studies, literature, critical race studies, communications, broadcast and print journalism, history, and women and gender studies. Taken as a whole, the volume offers historical breadth and perspectives that are transnational and cross-racial on women in magazines and digital media in a variety of ways. It examines how women are represented, how women have created and produced magazines and how women make meaning of themselves and their world using magazines as key sources of information.


Author : Miglena Sternadori
Tim Holmes
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-02-28
Page : 550
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1119151562
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A scholarly work examining the continuing evolution of the magazine—part of the popular Handbooks in Media and Communication series The Handbook of Magazine Studies is a wide-ranging study of the ways in which the political economy of magazines has dramatically shifted in recent years—and continues to do so at a rapid pace. Essays from emerging and established scholars explore the cultural function of magazine media in light of significant changes in content delivery, format, and audience. This volume integrates academic examination with pragmatic discussion to explore contemporary organizational practices, content, and cultural impact. Offering original research and fresh insights, thirty-six chapters provide a truly global perspective on the conceptual and historical foundations of magazines, their organizational cultures and narrative strategies, and their influences on society, identities, and lifestyle. The text addresses topics such as the role of advocacy in shaping and changing magazine identities, magazines and advertising in the digital age, gender and sexuality in magazines, and global magazine markets. Useful to scholars and educators alike, this book: Discusses media theory, academic research, and real-world organizational dynamics Presents essays from both emerging and established scholars in disciplines such as art, geography, and women’s studies Features in-depth case studies of magazines in international, national, and regional contexts Explores issues surrounding race, ethnicity, activism, and resistance Whether used as a reference, a supplementary text, or as a catalyst to spark new research, The Handbook of Magazine Studies is a valuable resource for students, educators, and scholars in fields of mass media, communication, and journalism.


Author : Caitriona Clear
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2015-12-17
Page : 208
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1474236707
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Women's Voices in Ireland examines the letters and problems sent in by women to two Irish women's magazines in the 1950s and 60s, discussing them within their wider social and historical context. In doing so, it provides a unique insight into one of the few forums for female expression in Ireland during this period. Although in these decades more Irish women than ever before participated in paid work, trade unions and voluntary organizations, their representation in politics and public and their workforce participation remained low. Meanwhile, women who came of age from the late 1950s experienced a freedom which their mothers and aunts - married or single, in the workplace or the home - had never known. Diary and letters pages and problem pages in Irish-produced magazines in the 1950s and 60s enabled women from all walks of life to express their opinions and to seek guidance on the social changes they saw happening around them. This book, by examining these communications, gives a new insight into the history of Irish women, and also contributes to the ongoing debate about what women's magazines mean for women's history.


Author : Valerie Kretz
Publisher :
Release : 2011
Page :
Category : Body image in women
ISBN 13 :
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Researchers have posited for decades that media, and magazines in particular, have a negative impact on women's body satisfaction. However, that relationship is a complex one. Several theories, including sociocultural and social comparison theories, have been used to better understand the relationship. Furthermore, with advances in technology, magazine images of women are now fictional portrayals rather than reflections of reality. This project addresses the question of the extent to which women perceive magazine images to be real and whether there is a relationship between that perception of reality and body satisfaction. Perceived reality as it relates to magazine images is an area that has been relatively neglected by researchers, so the present study investigated the issue in an exploratory manner. To that end, a new scale was created to measure perceived reality of magazine images of women. It was implemented in an online survey of women ages 18 to 34. Data were gathered using a convenience sample. Three lines of analysis were then conducted. First, after identifying the most effective items, the reliability, face validity, and convergent validity of the perceived reality of magazine images of women scale were largely established. Within the validity analysis, a confirmatory factor analysis of the scale was conducted which illuminated three factors: real world, factuality, and emotional involvement. A summated version of the new scale was then created for further analysis. In a second line of analysis, inconsistent and weak relationships were found between perceived reality of magazine images of women and body satisfaction. This result is discussed in light of sociocultural and social comparison theories. In a final line of analysis, consistently moderate relationships were found with the new scale and awareness of digital alteration. The impact of this finding on helping understand what makes up reality judgments is discussed.


Author : Nancy A. Walker
Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
Release : 1998-03-15
Page : 274
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780312102012
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During and following World War II, women's magazines served as advice manuals, fashion guides, marriage counselors, and catalogs. This thematically arranged collection of selections from Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Home Companion, McCall's, Redbook, and others provides a resource for understanding how the popular press perceived and attempted to influence women's values, goals, and behavior in the postwar era.


Author : Linda McLoughlin
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-07-03
Page : 263
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1137398787
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This intriguing book applies Critical Discourse Analysis to a range of South Asian women’s lifestyle magazines, exposing the disconnection between the magazines’ representations of South Asian women and the lived realities of the target audience. The author challenges the notion that discourses of freedom and choice employed by women’s magazines are emancipatory, demonstrating instead that the version of feminism on offer is a commodified form which accords with the commercial aims of the publications. McLoughlin demonstrates that whilst British magazines present women in the East as the exotic and culturally superior ‘Other’, women in India are encouraged to emulate Western women to signify their engagement with globalization and modernity. She uses data from focus groups carried out in both countries to illustrate the interpretive frameworks and multivocality of participants’ attitudes, experiences and beliefs. This thought-provoking book will appeal to students and researchers of Language and Linguistics, Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Media, Communications and Cultural Studies.


Author : Ellen McCracken
Publisher : Springer
Release : 1992-10-27
Page : 341
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1349223816
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A study of the more than fifty US and International glossy publications for women. This analysis focuses on the strategies by which the commercial structure shapes the cultural content, the magazines' repetitive attempts to secure a consensus about the feminine that is grounded in consumerism, and the contradictory semiotic structures at work within and between purchased ads, covert ads, and editorial features.


Author : Anna Gough-Yates
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2003-08-29
Page : 208
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1134606230
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Understanding Women's Magazines investigates the changing landscape of women's magazines. Anna Gough-Yates focuses on the successes, failures and shifting fortunes of a number of magazines including Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Frank, New Woman and Red and considers the dramatic developments that have taken place in women's magazine publishing in the last two decades. Understanding Women's Magazines examines the transformation in the production, advertising and marketing practices of women's magazines. Arguing that these changes were driven by political and economic shifts, commercial cultures and the need to get closer to the reader, the book shows how this has led to an increased focus on consumer lifestyles and attempts by publishers to identify and target a 'new woman'.


Author : Chia-Hui Chin
Publisher :
Release : 1995
Page : 124
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Alice Wood
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-07-08
Page : 208
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1351967398
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This book explores responses to the strangeness and pleasures of modernism and modernity in four commercial British women’s magazines of the interwar period. Through extensive study of interwar Vogue (UK), Eve, Good Housekeeping (UK), and Harper’s Bazaar (UK), Wood uncovers how modernism was received and disseminated by these fashion and domestic periodicals and recovers experimental journalism and fiction within them by an array of canonical and marginalized writers, including Storm Jameson, Rose Macaulay, Gertrude Stein, and Virginia Woolf. The book’s analysis is attentive to text and image and to interactions between editorial, feature, and advertising material. Its detailed survey of these largely neglected magazines reveals how they situated radical aesthetics in relation to modernity’s broader new challenges, diversions, and opportunities for women, and how they approached high modernist art and literature through discourses of fashion and celebrity. Modernism and Modernity in British Women’s Magazines extends recent research into modernism’s circulation through diverse markets and publication outlets and adds to the substantial body of scholarship concerned with the relationship between modernism and popular culture. It demonstrates that commercial women’s magazines subversively disrupted and sustained contemporary hierarchies of high and low culture as well as actively participating in the construction of modernism’s public profile.


Author : Sarah Frederick
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 2006-07-31
Page : 264
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0824829972
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Analysing major interwar women's magazines - the literary journal 'Ladies' Review', the popular domestic periodical 'Housewife's Friend', and the politically radical magazine 'Women's Arts' - this book considers the central place of representations of women for women in the culture of interwar-era Japan.


Author : Judith Catherine Galas
Publisher :
Release : 1982
Page : 210
Category : American fiction
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Brooke Erin Duffy
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 2013-10-30
Page : 208
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0252095227
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What is a magazine? For decades, women's magazines were regularly published, print-bound guidebooks aimed at neatly defined segments of the female audience. Crisp pages, a well-composed visual aesthetic, an intimate tone, and a distinctive editorial voice were among the hallmarks of women's glossies up through the turn of this century. Yet amidst an era of convergent media technologies, participatory culture, and new demands from advertisers, questions about the identity of women's magazines have been cast up for reflection. Remake, Remodel: Women's Magazines in the Digital Age offers a unique glimpse inside the industry and reveals how executives and content creators are remaking their roles, their audiences, and their products at this critical historic juncture. Through in-depth interviews with women's magazine producers, an examination of hundreds of trade press reports, and in-person observations at industry summits, Brooke Erin Duffy chronicles a fascinating shift in print culture and technology from the magazine as object to the magazine as brand. She draws on these findings to contribute to timely debates about media producers' labor conditions, workplace hierarchies, and creative processes in light of transformed technologies and media economies.


Author : Margaret Beetham
Kay Boardman
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 2001
Page : 230
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780719058790
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This unique collection is an introduction to the rich variety of Victorian magazines for women. The extracts range from fashion magazines to feminist journals, from serious works for Christian mothers to tales of romance and passion for "sweethearts". Focusing on the development of the British magazine, this extensively illustrated work gives access to texts few readers ever see.


Author : Joke Hermes
Publisher : Polity
Release : 1995-06-08
Page : 240
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780745612713
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This book focuses on women's magazines, on how they are read and the role they play in their readers' lives.


Author : Noliwe M. Rooks
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2004
Page : 175
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780813534251
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Noliwe M. Rooks's Ladies' Pages sheds light on the most influential African American women's magazines--Ringwood's Afro-American Journal of Fashion, Half-Century Magazine for the Colored Homemaker, Tan Confessions, Essence, and O, the Oprah Magazine--and their little-known success in shaping the lives of black women. Ladies' Pages demonstrates how these rare and thought-provoking publications contributed to the development of African American culture and the ways in which they in turn reflect important historical changes in black communities.


Author : Fabienne Darling-Wolf
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-02-01
Page : 436
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1317422929
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The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media is a comprehensive study of the key contemporary issues and scholarly discussions around Japanese media. Covering a wide variety of forms and types from newspapers, television and fi lm, to music, manga and social media, this book examines the role of the media in shaping Japanese society from the Meiji era’s intense engagement with Western culture to our current period of rapid digital innovation. Featuring the work of an international team of scholars, the handbook is divided into five thematic sections: The historical background of the Japanese media from the Meiji Restoration to the immediate postwar era. Japan’s national and political identity imagined and negotiated through diff erent aspects of the media, including Japan’s ‘lost decade’ of the 1990s and today’s ‘post- Fukushima’ society. The representation of Japanese identities, including race, gender and sexuality, in contemporary media. The role of Japanese media in everyday life. The Japanese media in a broader global context. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book will be of use to students and scholars of Japanese culture and society, Asian media and Japanese popular culture.


Author : Barbara Sato
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2003-04-16
Page : 241
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780822330448
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DIVA study of the "modern" woman in Japan before World War II./div


Author : Rachel Mesch
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2013-07-03
Page : 256
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0804787131
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At once deeply historical and surprisingly timely, Having it All in the Belle Epoque shows how the debates that continue to captivate high-achieving women in America and Europe can be traced back to the early 1900s in France. The first two photographic magazines aimed at women, Femina and La Vie Heureuse created a female role model who could balance age-old convention with new equalities. Often referred to simply as the "modern woman," this captivating figure embodied the hopes and dreams as well as the most pressing internal conflicts of large numbers of French women during what was a period of profound change. Full of never-before-studied images of the modern French woman in action, Having it All shows how these early magazines exploited new photographic technologies, artistic currents, and literary trends to create a powerful model of French femininity, one that has exerted a lasting influence on French expression. This book introduces and explores the concept of Belle Epoque literary feminism, a product of the elite milieu from which the magazines emerged. Defined by its refusal of political engagement, this feminism was nevertheless preoccupied with expanding women's roles, as it worked to construct a collective fantasy of female achievement. Through an astute blend of historical research, literary criticism, and visual analysis, Mesch's study of women's magazines and the popular writers associated with them offers an original window onto a bygone era that can serve as a framework for ongoing debates about feminism, femininity, and work-life tensions.