A Magazine of Her Own?: Domesticity and Desire in the Woman's Magazine, 1800-1914 by Margaret Beetham
Routledge | May 22, 1996 | English | ISBN: 0415049202 | 256 pages | PDF | 8 MB
Like the corset, the women's magazines which emerged in the nineteenth century produced a `natural' idea of femininity: the domestic wife; the fashionable woman; the romancing and desirable girl. Their legacy, from agony aunts to fashion plates, are easily traced in their modern counterparts. But do these magazines and their promises empower or disempower their readers?