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Reading Women S Magazines

Author : Joke Hermes
ISBN : 0745612717
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Taking Liberties

Author : Amy Aronson
ISBN : 0275975231
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Unlike its British forebears, the early American magazine, or "periodical miscellany," functioned in culture as a forum driven by manifold contributions and perpetuated by reader response. Arising in colonial Philadelphia, America's more "democratic" magazine sustained a range of conflicting ideas, norms, and beliefs--indeed, it promoted their very exchange. It invited and embraced competing voices, particularly during the first 75 years of the Republic. In this first-ever account of the early American magazine as a distinct form, Amy Beth Aronson reveals how it positioned women's words in a uniquely productive way, offering a kind of community of women readers who, together, wrote and revised magazine content and collectively negotiated and authorized new language for a new public's use.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Turning Pages

Author : Sarah Frederick
ISBN : 9780824829971
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Inside Women S Magazines

Author : Janice Winship
ISBN : UOM:39015014447968
Genre : Presse féminine
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Category: Presse féminine

Women S Worlds

Author : Ros Ballaster
ISBN : 9780333492369
Genre : History
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The story of the civil rights movement is well-known, popularized by both the media and the academy. Yet the version of the story recounted time and again by both history books and PBS documentaries is a simplified one, reduced to an inspirational but ultimately facile narrative framed around Dr. King, the Kennedys, and the redemptive days of Montgomery and Memphis, in which black individuals become the rescued survivors. This story renders the mass of black people invisible, refusing to take seriously everyday people whose years of persistent struggle often made the big events possible. Time Longer than Ropeunearths the ordinary roots of extraordinary change, demonstrating the depth and breadth of black oppositional spirit and activity that preceded the civil rights movement. The diversity of activism covered by this collection extends from tenant farmers' labor reform campaign in the 1919 Elaine, Arkansas massacre to Harry T. Moore’s leadership of a movement that registered 100,000 black Floridians years before Montgomery, and from women's participation in the Garvey movement to the changing meaning of the Lincoln Memorial. Concentrating on activist efforts in the South, key themes emerge, including the under appreciated importance of historical memory and community building, the divisive impact of class and sexism, and the shifting interplay between individual initiative and structural constraints. More than simply illuminating a hitherto marginalized fragment of American history,Time Longer than Ropeprovides a crucial pre-history of the modern civil rights movement. In the process, it alters our entire understanding of African American activism and the very meaning of “civil rights.”
Category: History

Victorian Women S Magazines

Author : Margaret Beetham
ISBN : 0719058791
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

Understanding Women S Magazines

Author : Anna Gough-Yates
ISBN : 0415216397
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Anna Gough-Yates considers the rapid shift in women's magazines towards titles aimed at newly-identified 'lifestyle' groups of women readers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ladies Pages

Author : Noliwe M. Rooks
ISBN : 0813534259
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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.

Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines

Author : Andrea McDonnell
ISBN : 9780745684550
Genre : Social Science
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Americans are obsessed with celebrities. While our fascination with fame intensified throughout the twentieth century, the rise of the weekly gossip magazine in the early 2000s confirmed and fueled our popular culture’s celebrity mania. After a decade of diets and dates, breakups and baby bumps, celebrity gossip magazines continue to sell millions of issues each week. Why are readers, especially young women, so attracted to these magazines? What pleasures do they offer us? And why do we read them, even when we disagree with the images of femininity that they splash across their hot-pink covers? Andrea McDonnell answers these questions with the help of interviews from editors and readers, and her own textual and visual analysis. McDonnell’s perspective is multifaceted; she examines the notorious narratives of celebrity gossip magazines as well as the genre’s core features, such as the "Just Like Us" photo montage and the "Who Wore It Best?" poll. McDonnell shows that, despite their trivial reputation, celebrity gossip magazines serve as an important site of engagement for their readers, who use these texts to generate conversation, manage relationships, and consider their own ideas and values.
Category: Social Science

Reading Women

Author : Jennifer Phegley
ISBN : 9780802089281
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literary and popular culture has often focused its attention on women readers, particularly since early Victorian times. In Reading Women, an esteemed group of new and established scholars provide a close study of the evolution of the woman reader by examining a wide range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century media, including Antebellum scientific treatises, Victorian paintings, and Oprah Winfrey's televised book club, as well as the writings of Charlotte Brontë, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Zora Neale Hurston. Attending especially to what, how, and why women read, Reading Women brings together a rich array of subjects that sheds light on the defining role the woman reader has played in the formation, not only of literary history, but of British and American culture. The contributors break new ground by focusing on the impact representations of women readers have had on understandings of literacy and certain reading practices, the development of books and print culture, and the categorization of texts into high and low cultural forms.
Category: Literary Criticism

Educating The Proper Woman Reader

Author : Jennifer Phegley
ISBN : 9780814209677
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Her analysis of images of influential women readers (in Harper's), intellectual women readers (in The Cornhill), independent women readers (in Belgravia), and proto-feminist women readers/critics (in Victoria) indicates that women played a significant role in determining the boundaries of literary culture within these magazines.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reader S Guide To Women S Studies

Author : Eleanor Amico
ISBN : 9781135314033
Genre : Reference
File Size : 60.73 MB
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The Reader's Guide to Women's Studies is a searching and analytical description of the most prominent and influential works written in the now universal field of women's studies. Some 200 scholars have contributed to the project which adopts a multi-layered approach allowing for comprehensive treatment of its subject matter. Entries range from very broad themes such as "Health: General Works" to entries on specific individuals or more focused topics such as "Doctors."
Category: Reference

Media Semiotics

Author : Jonathan Bignell
ISBN : 0719062055
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Using examples such as the Wonderbra advertisements and the film Waterworld, Bignell presents an investigation of the critical approach to contemporary media studies and discusses the challenges posed by post-structuralist theory and postmodernism.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Decoding Women S Magazines

Author : Ellen McCracken
ISBN : UOM:39015066058218
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Comprising the largest of magazine categories in the United States, nearly fifty glossy publications addressed to women appear monthly on news-stands. They are a multi-million-dollar business and essential to the marketing of commodities in the consumer society. At the same time, they present to readers a master narrative about the world, an ostensibly women-centred account of reality that links the utopian to the everyday. The multiple mini-narratives that begin on the front covers and extend to the ads and features inside combine to offer a highly pleasurable, appealing consensus about the feminine. Decoding Women's Magazines studies the contradictory semiotic structures at work within and between purchased ads, covert ads, and editorial features in such genres as the beauty and fashion magazines, the service and home titles, those aimed at minority audiences, new female workers, and women with special interests and spending power. Whether addressing readers as Mademoiselle or Ms., contemporary women's magazines employ similar textual strategies to conflate commodities and desire, and thereby attain immense circulations and profits.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Magazine Movements

Author : Laurel Forster
ISBN : 9781441106018
Genre : Social Science
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All women's magazines are not the same: content, outlook, and format combine to shape publications quite distinctively. While magazines in general have long been understood as a significant force in women's lives, many critiques have limited themselves to discussions of mainstream printed publications that engage with narrowly stereotypical representations of femininity. Looking at a range of women's magazines (Cooperative Correspondence Club and Housewife) and magazine programmes (Woman's Hour and Houseparty), Magazine Movements not only extends our definition of a magazine, but most importantly, unearths the connections between women's cultures, specific magazines and the implied reader. The author first outlines the existing field of magazine studies, and analyzes the methodologies employed in accessing and assessing the cultural competence of magazines. Each chapter then provides a case study of a different kind of magazine: different in media form or style of presentation or audience connection, or all three. Forster not only extends our definition of a magazine, but most importantly, unearths the connections between women's cultures, specific magazines and the implied reader. In this way, fresh insights are provided into the long-standing importance of the magazine to the variety of feminisms on offer in Britain, from the mid twentieth century to the present day.
Category: Social Science

Reading Bridal Magazines From A Critical Discursive Perspective

Author : E. Glapka
ISBN : 9781137333582
Genre : Social Science
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Bridal magazines have become increasingly popular in Western society, proliferating the idea of a ‘princess bride’ on her ‘big day’. Yet little has been written on how the ever-expanding wedding media and the popular wedding culture constructs gender and affects the ways women live and experience their weddings. Offering a critique of contemporary wedding discourse, this book marries together analyses of media texts and their reception to propose a new approach to media discourse. The analysis richly illustrates how women are invited to embrace not only the stereotypical idea of bridal femininity but also a consumptive way of experiencing it. Through examination of brides’ accounts of their ‘big days’, the book observes the imprints of the popular gender imagery on their self-portraits and self-narratives, and describes the women’s diverse approaches to them. Based on insights from gender and critical discourse studies, sociology and audience research, this exploration illuminates the ongoing debate on ‘media and gender’ and its methodological approaches.
Category: Social Science

As Media Studies

Author : Philip Rayner
ISBN : 0415329655
Genre : Social Science
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In full colour throughout and featuring new case studies, this fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling AS Media Studies: covers all aspects of Media Studies for students of the AS and A-level media syllabus. The authors, who are experienced teachers and examiners, introduce students step-by-step to the skills of reading media texts, and address key areas such as media technologies, media institutions and media audiences. Individual chapters cover: introduction to studying the media study skills reading media texts media institutions audiences and the media case studies of newspapers, television programmes, and films research and how to do it preparing for exams coursework and production guide. AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction gives students the confidence to tackle every part of an introductory media course. Its key features include: activities for the classroom practical assignments for individual study a glossary of key terms case studies of recent media showing how theoretical ideas can be applied in everyday situations.
Category: Social Science

Reading And The Victorians

Author : Matthew Bradley
ISBN : 9781472401342
Genre : History
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What did reading mean to the Victorians? This question is the key point of departure for Reading and the Victorians, an examination of the era when reading underwent a swifter and more radical transformation than at any other moment in history. With book production handed over to the machines and mass education boosting literacy to unprecedented levels, the norms of modern reading were being established. Essays examine the impact of tallow candles on Victorian reading, the reading practices encouraged by Mudie's Select Library and feminist periodicals, the relationship between author and reader as reflected in manuscript revisions and corrections, the experience of reading women's diaries, models of literacy in Our Mutual Friend, the implications of reading marks in Victorian texts, how computer technology has assisted the study of nineteenth-century reading practices, how Gladstone read his personal library, and what contemporary non-academic readers might owe to Victorian ideals of reading and community. Reading forms a genuine meeting place for historians, literary scholars, theorists, librarians, and historians of the book, and this diverse collection examines nineteenth-century reading in all its personal, historical, literary, and material contexts, while also asking fundamental questions about how we read the Victorians' reading in the present day.
Category: History

Roughing It In The Suburbs

Author : Valerie J. Korinek
ISBN : 0802080413
Genre : Social Science
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Korinek shows that rather than promoting domestic perfection, Chatelaine did not cling to the stereotypes of the era, but instead forged ahead, providing women with a variety of images, ideas, and critiques of women's role in society.
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