Women's Periodicals in the United States: Consumer Magazines

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Consumer magazines aimed at women are as diverse as the market they serve. Some are targeted to particular age groups, while others are marketed to different socioeconomic groups. These magazines are a reflection of the needs and interests of women and the place of women in American society. Changes in these magazines mirror the changing interests of women, the increased purchasing power of women, and the willingness of advertisers and publishers to reach a female audience.

This reference book is a guide to women's consumer magazines published in the United States. Included are profiles of 75 magazines read chiefly by women. Each profile discusses the publication history and social context of the magazine and includes bibliographical references and a summary of publication statistics. Some of the magazines included started in the 19th century and are no longer published. Others have been available for more than a century, while some originated in the last decade. An introductory chapter discusses the history of U.S. consumer women's magazines, and a chronology charts their growth from 1784 to the present.

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Profiles a selection of current and past consumer magazines targeting American women. Historical essays describe the founding, editorial development, business information, and content. Other information provided includes selected bibliographies, index sources when available, selected location sources, title changes if any, volume and issue data, publishers and places of publication, editors, and circulation figures. Though most of the magazines are in publication, the coverage extends back to the Jacksonian era and includes representatives of geographical areas outside the dominant New York industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Meet the Author

KATHLEEN L. ENDRES is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at the University of Akron.

THERESE L. LUECK is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at the University of Akron.

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Table of Contents


Women's Periodicals in the United States

Appendix: Chronology



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