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Reading Women's Magazines: An Analysis of Everyday Media Use

By: Joke Hermes


Description

This book focuses on women's magazines, on how they are read and the role they play in their readers' lives.

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Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745612713
ISBN10
0745612717
Publication Dates ROW:
Apr 1995
Publication Dates US:
Jun 1995
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Apr 1995



Format
229 x 153 mm
9.00 x 6.00 in
Pages
240 pages

* Exam copies only available to lecturers for whom the book may be suitable as a course text.
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Reviews

'Reading Women's Magazines is an eminently readable, innovative and daring book, taking the study of media consumption one step further in the direction of an anthropology of everyday life, where it belongs.'
Ien Ang, Murdoch University, Australia

'The audience orientation of the book is likely to make it of particular interest to students studying the sociology of the media.'
Times Higher Education Supplement

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

1. Everyday Media Use.

2. Easily Put Down:.

How Women and Men read Women's Magazines.

3. Portrait of Two Readers.

4. Reading a Feminist Magazine:.

Fantasising the Female Homo Universalis. .

5. Reading Gossip Magazines:.

The Imagined Communities of "Gossip" and "Camp".

Conclusion.

Bibliography.

Index.

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Author Information

Joke Hermes is a Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

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