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Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900sThe Victorian Period$
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Alexis Easley, Clare Gill, and Beth Rodgers

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474433907

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433907.001.0001

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Negotiating Female Identity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Negotiating Female Identity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

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(p.69) 5 Negotiating Female Identity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland
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Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s-1900s
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Elizabeth Tilley

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433907.003.0006

Periodicals such as the Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine were created in England but were often read in diverse locations within the British Empire and beyond. Indeed, as Elizabeth Tilley notes in this chapter, women in Ireland often had no choice but to read magazines and newspapers produced in the metropole. Consequently, she notes, it is ‘difficult to establish the cultural influence of Irish-produced periodicals, including those aimed at women, before the 1870s’ (69). The emergence of periodicals such as the Emerald; The Irish Ladies’ Journal (1870–1) demonstrated that there was a sufficient local market to support Irish periodicals for women. The journal not only incorporated fashion, recipes, and domestic advice but also information about women’s educational and employment opportunities. Still, it was ‘not until well into the twentieth century that women claimed a larger share of the public sphere and its cultural products’ (83).

Keywords:   Irish magazines, Ireland, Emerald; The Irish Ladies’ Journal, women’s magazines, fashion, domestic management

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