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Gender, media and the family

Authored by: Jilly Boyce Kay , Kaitlynn Mendes

The Routledge Companion to British Media History

Print publication date:  September  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415537186
eBook ISBN: 9781315756202
Adobe ISBN: 9781317629474


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In this chapter, we examine the emergence of various media in Britain since 1850, and explore their impact on, and gendered relationship with, the category of the ‘family’. Following a broadly chronological structure, we discuss the intersections between mass media, gender and the family in two parts: print media (including newspapers and magazines) and broadcast media (including television and radio). These historical narratives are interwoven with scholarship relating to media, gender and the family, and we additionally discuss the range of debates that have animated this field.

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