Feminist Media History: Suffrage, Periodicals and the Public Sphere
Maria DiCenzo with Lucy Delap and Leila Ryann. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, VIII, 239 pages.
Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Book Reviews, Book-Academic
Highlighting the contributions of feminist media history to media studies and related disciplines, this book focuses on feminist periodicals emerging from or reacting to the Edwardian suffrage campaign and situates them in the context of current debates about the public sphere, social movements, and media history. The book is available from Palgrave Macmillan, its publisher, which offers a preview at the linked URL.
Scholar Michelle Tusan summarizes and reviews this book and another book about suffrage media, Treacherous Texts: U.S. Suffrage Literature, 1846–1946, edited by Mary Chapman and Angela Mills.
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Treacherous Texts: U.S. Suffrage Literature, 1846–1946 is an anthology of diverse literature aimed at convincing Americans to support the suffrage movement. Feminist Media History: Suffrage Periodicals and the Public Sphere discusses feminist periodicals and argues that feminist media history has been marginalized in academia.
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