Women and the Media

Author(s): 
Andrews, Maggie
Author(s): 
McNamara, Sallie
ISBN: 
9780415660365
Date published: 
July 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£80.00

The media have played 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 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 Woman’s Hour, and magazines such as Vogue, Woman and Marie Claire.