Housewives and Citizens: Encouraging Active Citizenship in the Print Media of Housewives' Associations during the Interwar Years

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Beaumont, C (2017). Housewives and Citizens: Encouraging Active Citizenship in the Print Media of Housewives' Associations during the Interwar Years. in: DiCenzo, M, Clay, C, Green, B and Hackney, F (ed.) Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain: the Interwar Period Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press.
AuthorsBeaumont, C
EditorsDiCenzo, M, Clay, C, Green, B and Hackney, F
Abstract

New perspectives on women’s print media in interwar Britain by experts in media, literary and cultural history. This collection of new essays recovers and explores a neglected archive of women’s print media and dispels the myth of the interwar decades as a retreat to ‘home and duty’ for women. Women produced magazines and periodicals ranging in forms and appeal from highbrow to popular, private circulation to mass-market and radical to reactionary. The 1920s and 1930s gave rise to a plurality of new challenges and opportunities for women as consumers, workers and citizens, as well as wives and mothers. By restoring to view and analysing the print media which served as the vehicles for debates about the arts, modern life, politics, economics and women’s roles in all these spheres, this collection makes a major contribution to revisionist scholarship on the interwar period.

KeywordsPrint media history, ,; gender & media studies; women's organisations; Interwar British history
Year2017
Book titleWomen's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain: the Interwar Period
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Place of publicationEdinburgh
Edition1
ISBN978-1474412537
Publication dates
Print18 Dec 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited03 Apr 2017
Accepted22 Mar 2017
Web address (URL)https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-women-039-s-periodicals-and-print-culture-in-britain-1918-1939.html
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