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Fashioning Identities through Consumption: Clothes, Class, and Gender in the First World War Fictionalized Epistolary Column

Fashioning Identities through Consumption: Clothes, Class, and Gender in the First World War... <p>abstract:</p><p>This article explores how the fictionalized epistolary column that appeared in three illustrated magazines during the First World War linked subtle differences in relatively affluent female readers’ class identification with a set of prescribed gendered practices governing women’s wartime consumption of clothes and entertainments. While the columns appearing in <i>The Tatler, The Sketch</i>, and <i>The Bystander</i> similarly encouraged female readers to support the war effort, they did so by promoting distinct versions of gender and consumption.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies Penn State University Press

Fashioning Identities through Consumption: Clothes, Class, and Gender in the First World War Fictionalized Epistolary Column

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Abstract

<p>abstract:</p><p>This article explores how the fictionalized epistolary column that appeared in three illustrated magazines during the First World War linked subtle differences in relatively affluent female readers’ class identification with a set of prescribed gendered practices governing women’s wartime consumption of clothes and entertainments. While the columns appearing in <i>The Tatler, The Sketch</i>, and <i>The Bystander</i> similarly encouraged female readers to support the war effort, they did so by promoting distinct versions of gender and consumption.</p>

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The Journal of Modern Periodical StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Feb 5, 2020

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