Women's Voices In Ireland: Women's Magazines In The 1950s And 60s by Caitriona ClearWomen's Voices In Ireland: Women's Magazines In The 1950s And 60s by Caitriona Clear

Women's Voices In Ireland: Women's Magazines In The 1950s And 60s

byCaitriona Clear

Hardcover | December 17, 2015

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Women's Voices in Ireland examines the letters and problems sent in by women to two Irish women's magazines in the 1950s and 60s, discussing them within their wider social and historical context. In doing so, it provides a unique insight into one of the few forums for female expression in Ireland during this period. Although in these decades more Irish women than ever before participated in paid work, trade unions and voluntary organizations, their representation in politics and public and their workforce participation remained low. Meanwhile, women who came of age from the late 1950s experienced a freedom which their mothers and aunts - married or single, in the workplace or the home - had never known. Diary and letters pages and problem pages in Irish-produced magazines in the 1950s and 60s enabled women from all walks of life to express their opinions and to seek guidance on the social changes they saw happening around them. This book, by examining these communications, gives a new insight into the history of Irish women, and also contributes to the ongoing debate about what women's magazines mean for women's history.
Caitriona Clear lectures on European and Irish women's history, the history of poverty and institutions, general political history, and oral history at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Her most recent book is Social Change and Everyday Life in Ireland 1850-1922 (2007).
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Title:Women's Voices In Ireland: Women's Magazines In The 1950s And 60sFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 17, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474236685

ISBN - 13:9781474236683

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Table of Contents

Introduction: 'Advice, patterns, etc': Women, magazines and Ireland in the 1950s and 60s. 1. The Readership and Audience of Woman's Life 1951-9 2. The problem page in Woman's Life 1951-9 3. Letters to Woman's Way 1963-9 Part 1 4. Letters to Woman's Way Part 2 5. Letters to Woman's Way Part 3 6. The Problem page in Woman's Way 1963-9 Part 1 7. Problem page in Woman's Way Part 2 8. Problem page in Woman's Way Part 3 Conclusion: Hearing Their Own Names Again Index

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This book will be of crucial importance in furthering debates around women's lives in twentieth century Ireland . and add needed archival richness to debates on women's lives since partition.