Women and the Media: Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present

Sallie Mcnamara (Editor), Maggie Andrews (Editor)

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The media have paid a significant role in the contested and changing social position of women in Britain since the 1900s. They have facilitated feminism by both providing discourses and images from which women can construct their identities, and offering spaces where hegemonic ideas of femininity can be reworked. This volume provides an overview of work on Broadcasting, Film and Print Media from 1900, while appealing to scholars of History and Media, Film and Cultural Studies. The edited collection features tightly focused and historically contextualised case studies which showcase current research on women and media in Britain since the 1900s. The case studies explore media directed at a particularly female audience, such as Women's Hour, and magazines such as Vogue, Woman and Marie Claire. Women who work in the media, issues of production, and regulation are discussed alongside the representation of women across a broad range of media from early 20th-century motorcycling magazines, Page 3, and regional television news.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-66036-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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Mcnamara, S., & Andrews, M. (Eds.) (2014). Women and the Media: Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present. London and New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.