Advertising to the American Woman, 1900-1999

Advertising to the American Woman, 1900-1999

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Whether they're students of advertising history or just reminiscing, readers will be entertained by Advertising to the American Woman. This is a lavishly illustrated survey of how the mass production of consumer goods, the development of the advertising industry, and the evolution of women's roles in society inextricably progressed through the twentieth century. The author focuses on the marketing perspective of the topic rather than on the consumer's point of view. Inevitably, a number of cultural themes run throughout the work, illustrating in an innovative way how women's roles in society have shifted during the past hundred years. Among the key issues explored is a peculiar dichotomy of American advertising that served as a conservative reflection of society and yet, at the same time, became an underlying force of progressive social change. For example, this study shows how advertisers of housekeeping products perpetuated the Happy Homemaker stereotype while tobacco and cosmetics marketers dismantled women's stereotypes to create an entirely new type of consumer. This is an ideal book for the student of women and/or advertising and will appeal to a large audience, including those interested in advertising, mass communication, women's studies, American history, and fashion design.1942 1945 ready-to-wear manufacturers were much less dismayed by the loss of couture design imports than they had been during previous ... The 1940 fall fashion section of the Ladiesa#39; Home Journal opened with: aquot;America claims its own!

Title:Advertising to the American Woman, 1900-1999
Author:Daniel Delis Hill
Publisher:Ohio State University Press - 2002-01-01


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