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Seminar on Feminism & Culture in Latin America

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780520065536

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520065536.001.0001

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Toward a History of Women's Periodicals in Latin American: introduction

Toward a History of Women's Periodicals in Latin American: introduction

Seminar on Women and Culture in Latin America

Chapter:
(p.173) Ten Toward a History of Women's Periodicals in Latin American: introduction
Source:
Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America
Author(s):

Emilie Bergmann

Greenberg Janet

Gwen Kirkpatrick

Francine Masiello

Francesca Miller

Morello-Frosch Marta

Kathleen Newman

Mary Louise Pratt

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520065536.003.0010

This chapter deals with the evidence of women's involvement in print journalism in Latin America. The increasing presence of women in networks of print culture can be measured both by women's own journalistic production and by the proliferation of masculine productions directed at women readers. The mid-nineteenth century saw two kinds of “women's” periodicals: the ladies' magazine, a publication typically edited by men and devoted heavily to changing styles and fashions for women, and the liberal republican periodical edited by women, devoted principally to demands for female emancipation and a voice in national debate. Journalism played an important role in unifying different areas of Latin America. Feminist historians have used various magazines as resources, but little attention has been paid to them as historical and cultural artifacts. The magazines themselves are often inaccessible.

Keywords:   print journalism, periodicals, Latin America, ladies' magazine, liberal republican periodical

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