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Women's Magazines, 1940-1960: Gender Roles and the Popular Press

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This is the first volume to use women's magazines as a window into the experience of women living in the 1940s and 1950s. The book chronicles the debate over women's domestic and public roles during two decades of enormous social change in America. Organized into 7 topics, the 60 compelling articles and 10 advertisements, taken primarily from Ladies' Home Journal, Good Hou ...more
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published April 15th 1998 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published March 15th 1998)
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Sophie
A collection of articles from American women's magazines from the 40s to the 60s, with introductions to each section. A good insight into popular culture of the period. Some of the articles are suprisingly modern in tone. My only complaint is that they didn't include the pictures that accompanied many of the articles.
Julie
I read this for a genders in literature class, it was fascinating to see what kind of arcticles were published in magazines back then. I really enjoyed it.
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