Lady Eleanor Smith: The Society Column, 1927-1930

Sallie Mcnamara

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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'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen and the Media
Subtitle of host publicationFeminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present
EditorsMaggie Andrews, Sallie McNamara
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-66036-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Gender and History

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    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.