This chapter examines the society column edited by Lady Eleanor Smith, in the Weekly/Sunday Dispatch, 1927-1930. It argues the society column is significant for historians as it can reveal perspectives on the society of the time. Its wide-ranging subject matter is useful to explore cultural boundaries and the creation/recreation of cultural identities. It looks at the creation of 'symbolic boundaries' to draw attention to what disturbs cultural order, and what is deemed 'matter out of place'.
|Title of host publication||Women and the Media|
|Subtitle of host publication||Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present|
|Editors||Maggie Andrews, Sallie McNamara|
|Place of Publication||London and New York|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Routledge Research in Gender and History|
Mcnamara, S. (2014). Lady Eleanor Smith: The Society Column, 1927-1930. In M. Andrews, & S. McNamara (Eds.), Women and the Media: Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present (pp. 46-61). (Routledge Research in Gender and History). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.