FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 9, 2010
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081, or WMOT-FM, 615-898-2800
WORKING WOMEN IN MAGAZINES TOPIC OF ‘MTSU ON THE RECORD’
Stereotyping and Marginalization between the Pages and between the World Wars
(MURFREESBORO) – The depiction of working women in magazines issued in the period between the end of World War I and World War II is the subject to be discussed on the next edition of “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 8 a.m. this Sunday, Dec. 12, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Dr. Jane Marcellus, associate professor of journalism at MTSU, is the author of Business Girls & Two-Job Wives: Emerging Media Stereotypes of Employed Women (Hampton Press), which examines the ways both articles and advertisements pigeonholed women who worked outside the home. The magazines Marcellus studied include not only those which targeted women—such as McCall’s and Ladies’ Home Journal—but also Forbes, Collier’s, Life, Time and U.S. News and World Report, among others.
To listen to previous programs, go to http://www.mtsu.edu/news/podcast/podcast2010.shtml. For more information about “MTSU on the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.
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