Decoding Women's Magazines by Ellen McCracken
From Mademoiselle to Ms.

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This is a study of more than 50 glossy publications for women in the United States today, including the beauty and fashion titles, the service and home magazines, those aimed at minority readerships, new female workers, and women with special-interests and spending power. The analysis focuses on the strategies by which the commercial structure shapes the cultural content, the magazines' repetitive attempts to secure a consensus about the feminine that is grounded in consumerism and the contradictory semiotic structures at work within and between purchased advertisements, covert advertisements and editorial features.

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Ellen McCracken is also the author of New Latina Narrative: The Feminine Space of Postmodern Ethnicity and Decoding Women’s Magazines: From Mademoiselle to Ms.
Published July 1, 1992 by Palgrave Macmillan. 341 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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