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ERIC Number: ED308533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Text of the Women's Columns in the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" of the Early 20th Century as an Example of the "Reproduction of Mothering."
Lueck, Therese L.
A qualitative interdisciplinary study examined mediated women's discourse in the form of the women's page of the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" from the years 1915, 1920, and 1925. The material was subjected to qualitative content analysis. Findings indicated that women's advice columns mirrored the function of the mother for the culture by instructing her cultural daughter in her duties, often encouraging subversive reading of dominant discourse as a means for the daughter to negotiate a viable position in the patriarchal structure. Findings also indicated that such women's page discourse revealed more of a reversion to the indirectness of nineteenth century feminine influence than employment of direct public access to public discourse, which women ostensibly achieved with the vote. (Twenty-three notes are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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