The Modern Girl and Mass Culture

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The article analyzes the audience reception of The Girl's Own Paper (1880-1956), which was the first popular magazine for young English women. Main results document that the paper pioneered popular reading as an entry point of defining young women as consumers of popular culture. These results challenge received notions about young women in youth culture research, and the implications of the results for future research are discussed
TidsskriftEthnologia Scandinavica
Sider (fra-til)95-101
StatusUdgivet - 1988
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • audience reception history, media history, reading, girl culture research, gendered youth culture