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The Francophone Women's Magazine. Inside and Outside of France

Cone, A and Marley, D (2010) The Francophone Women's Magazine. Inside and Outside of France University Press of the South, New Orleans. ISBN 1931948798

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Abstract

The Francophone Women’s Magazine inside and outside France provides an interdisciplinary approach to reading and interpreting francophone women’s magazines through the combined contributions of literary theorists, linguists and social scientists from North America, Europe and Africa. Adding another primary source to the expanding field of media and cultural studies, this edited collection addresses the role women’s magazines has played in women’s lives historically, from the French revolution onward, and geographically, as post-colonial identities form around and against commodified images of women. This comprehensive work confronts the feminist question by examining the degree to which women’s magazines can be considered a woman’s “space.” While all the magazines analyzed in the collection are commercial in nature, and thus perpetuating a traditional idea of femininity, they do provide for both the woman writer and the woman reader a place to engage and reflect on what it means to be a woman living in a certain place at a certain time. This collection should provide a useful introduction to those studying the field of media studies and French studies, but also to readers curious to explore the pleasure in reading their favorite glossy.

Item Type: Book
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Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > English and Languages > Languages and Translation
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 12:13
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:31
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/698529

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