Beauty isn’t all a matter of looking glamorous…

‘”Beauty isn’t all a matter of looking glamorous”: attitudes to glamour and beauty in 1950s women’s magazines’ is the title of my piece which won the 2012 Clare Evans Prize.  In it, I discuss the complicated and contradictory attitudes to glamour expressed in Home and Country (the magazine of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes) and Woman’s Outlook (the Women’s Co-operative Guild’s publication), with comparisons to Woman.  I also attempt to show how concepts such as glamour can be used to explore broader socio-cultural themes of the period, such as fears about perceived Americanization.  The article has now been published in Women’s History Review; it is available here (if you can’t get hold of a copy via your institution then let me know and I can send you an e-print).  

And I have to add a little yay!  It’s in print!  Hooray!

 

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2 thoughts on “Beauty isn’t all a matter of looking glamorous…

  1. Thanks Joanne! Have to say it is one of my proudest achievements, probably because I’d been reading about the prize in Women’s History Network literature since I was an undergrad and I’d always promised myself that one day I would have a pop at it. And I did!

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