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Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period

Catherine Clay, Maria DiCenzo, Barbara Green, and Fiona Hackney

Abstract

This book recovers and explores a neglected archive of British women’s periodicals and dispels the myths of the supposed demise of feminism and the interwar decades as a retreat to ‘home and duty’ for women in this period. 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. In the process, women produced magazines and periodicals ranging in forms and appeal from highbrow to popular, private circulation to mass-market, and radical to reactionary. Revealing the diversity of genres addressed ... More

Keywords: women’s periodicals, women’s magazines, interwar, British, feminism, women readers, modernism, fashion, domestic magazines, popular magazines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474412537
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412537.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Clay, editor

Maria DiCenzo, editor

Barbara Green, editor

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General Introduction: Re-mediating Women and the Interwar Period

Catherine Clay, Maria DiCenzo, Barbara Green, and Fiona Hackney

Part I Culture and the Modern Woman

Part II Styling Modern Life

Part III Reimagining Homes, Housewives, and Domesticity

Part IV Feminist Media and Agendas for Change

Part V Women’s Organisations and Communities of Interest