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By J. Chapman

ISBN-10: 1137314591

ISBN-13: 9781137314598

ISBN-10: 1349312738

ISBN-13: 9781349312733

The gendered nature of the connection among the clicking and emergence of cultural citizenship from the 1860s to the Nineteen Thirties is explored via unique information and insightful comparisons among India, Britain and France during this built-in method of women's illustration in newspapers, their position as information assets and their expert job.

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The challenge of these questions is to confront the point that imperialism is not something that happened elsewhere – it is a basic aspect of Western industrial modernity. The project of ensuring that histories of imperialism treat ‘both coloniser and colonised . . as gendered subjects, and that attention is paid to the ways in which imperial involvements and interactions were shaped by gender as well as race and class’ is also supported by Midgeley (1998: 14–15). She points out, that in doing so, we introduce a shift of emphasis through the centring of ‘another history of agency and knowledge alive in the dead weight of the colonial past’ (Prakash, 1994: 5).

The task is not an easy one, when one considers the dilemma within a dilemma that Pickering identifies: ‘This is the dilemma which stereotyping faces: to resort to one-sided representations in the interests of order, security and dominance, or to allow for a more complex vision, a more open attitude, a more flexible way of thinking. Stereotyping functions precisely in order to forget this dilemma’ (2001: 4). This is an insightful comment that reveals a paradoxical quality that can also be discerned in the mainstream press, particularly when it comes to the process of tabloidization, which is examined in Chapters 2 and 3.

The Roussean legacy and women’s moral obligation The nineteenth century was the period of great newspaper consolidation as a political and cultural force. 1 Yet within the field of newspaper development, between 1852 and 1870 France’s Second Empire witnessed censorship, controls on newspaper distribution and sales, content, and on a woman’s right to become an editor and publisher. The law of 11 May 1868 prohibiting the latter was based on the assumption that this function involved the exercise of a political right (even for the so-called ‘non-political’ press), which women did not have.

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