Sources on the History of Women's Magazines, 1792-1960: An Annotated Bibliography

Hardcover | June 1, 1991

byMary Ellen Zuckerman

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The most comprehensive bibliography available on historical sources for popular women's magazines, this work fills a niche among existing annotated bibliographies on journalism history. Compiler Mary Ellen Zuckerman focuses on a wide range of topics, providing primary as well as secondary sources from 1792 to 1960. Descriptive and analytical annotations are supplied for each entry. Drawing from 12 years of research on the subject, Zuckerman orients the reader with an introduction to the history of women's magazines in the United States and a historiographical review of sources in the field. Business, advertising, market research, content analysis, editors and writers, and images of women in the media are among the topics covered in the entries. The volume also features special sections on specific women's journals, exhaustive subject and author indexes, and descriptions of manuscript collections. This work is an important resource for professionals, students, and scholars in media, women's history, advertising, and business.

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The most comprehensive bibliography available on historical sources for popular women's magazines, this work fills a niche among existing annotated bibliographies on journalism history. Compiler Mary Ellen Zuckerman focuses on a wide range of topics, providing primary as well as secondary sources from 1792 to 1960. Descriptive and anal...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:324 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 1991Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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?Here is a winner for magazine collections. This guide points to answers to such questions as: How are women portrayed in popular magazines? How does one account for the success of the Woman's Home Companion, or, for that matter, Ms.? And what role did Edward Bok play in the development of women's magazines? Answers are in the articles, books, dissertations, studies, etc., compiled, with descriptive annotations, by Zuckerman. Beginning with the first title in 1792 (The Lady's Magazine), the bibliography covers magazines available up to and including 1960. Many of the references are much later, but the basic history and profile of business and publishing trends cover these years. The thousands of carefully described items are listed under ten subject headings and about a dozen specific periodicals. For the latter, both secondary and primary sources are described. There is a detailed subject index as well as an author index. One of the best to date in an extremely valuable series of bibliographies and histories of magazines, this is highly recommended for any library with an interest in the history of journalism and/or the role of women.?-Library Journal