Lecture Description

Women’s print magazines are ephemeral, no doubt, but what of their messages? Are the messages they deliver as ephemeral as the magazine’s own pages pages, not worth holding on to beyond the month of their release? This talk explores the role magazines play in women’s lives– historically and in contemporary life. Arguably, the ways in which magazines are constructed– in small parts, mixed together, as an eclectic set of messages– match the reading habits and the lifestyles of female readers and are a proven means of communicating gendered identity.

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Print Culture Women

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