A Magazine of Her Own?: Domesticity and Desire in the by Margaret Beetham

By Margaret Beetham

just like the corset, the women's magazines which emerged within the 19th century produced a `natural' thought of femininity: the family spouse; the modern lady; the romancing and fascinating lady. Their legacy, from soreness aunts to style plates, are simply traced of their glossy opposite numbers. yet do those magazines and their can provide empower or disempower their readers?
A journal of Her Own? is a full of life and revealing exploration of this immensely well known shape from its beginnings. In interesting element Margaret Beetham investigates the wishes, pictures and interpretations of femininity posed by means of a medium whose readership was once and nonetheless is nearly completely female.
A journal of Her Own is right away a chronological tracing of the heritage, a set of exciting case reports and an intervention into fresh debates approximately gender and sexuality in well known studying. it's a publication which an individual who's drawn to the original, influential global of the woman's journal - scholars, students and basic readers alike - may want to read

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