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

Women's Magazines, 1940-1960 : Gender Roles and the Popular Press - 98 edition

Women's Magazines, 1940-1960 : Gender Roles and the Popular Press - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780312102012

ISBN10: 0312102011

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Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Bedford Books
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Women

ISBN13: 9780312102012

ISBN10: 0312102011

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98

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Summary

Nancy A. Walker is a professor of English and former director of the women's studies program at Vanderbilt University. Previously she has taught at Stephens College, where she served as chair of the department of languages and literature from 1984 to 1989. A specialist in American women writers, she has published A Very Serious Thing: Women's Humor and American Culture (1988): Feminist ALternatives: Irony and Fantasy in the Contemporary Novel by Women (1990); and The Disobedient Writer: Women and Narrative Tradition (1995). She is editor of Redressing the Balance: American Women's Humor from the Colonies to the 1980s (1988); Communication: The Autobiography of Rachel Maddux (1991); and Kate Chopin's The Awakening: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism (Bedford Books, 1993).

Author Bio

Walker, Nancy A. : Vanderbilt University

Nancy A. Walker is a professor of English and former director of the women's studies program at Vanderbilt University. Previously she has taught at Stephens College, where she served as chair of the department of languages and literature from 1984 to 1989. A specialist in American women writers, she has published A Very Serious Thing: Women's Humor and American Culture (1988): Feminist ALternatives: Irony and Fantasy in the Contemporary Novel by Women (1990); and The Disobedient Writer: Women and Narrative Tradition (1995). She is editor of Redressing the Balance: American Women's Humor from the Colonies to the 1980s (1988); Communication: The Autobiography of Rachel Maddux (1991); and Kate Chopin's The Awakening: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism (Bedford Books, 1993).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
List of Illustrations

Part I. Introduction: Women's Magazines and Women's Roles

The Roles of the Women's Magazines
Women and Society

Part II. The Documents

World War II
Women and the Workplace
Marriage and Motherhood
Homemaking
Fashion and Beauty
Critiques of the Women's Magazines, 1946-1960

Appendices
Questions for Consideration
Suggestions for Further Reading

Index