Best Boys and Aching Hearts: The Rhetoric of Romance as Social Control in Wartime Magazines for Young Women
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Keywords:

aching heart | best boy | Our Girls | romance | The Girl's Friend | wartime magazines | young women

ISFWWS-Keywords:

Britain | Women and War | Literature | Society | Politics | Masculinity | Gender | Home fronts | Culture

Abstract:

Two very similar weekly one-penny magazines, The Girl’s Friend and Our Girls, targeting working- and lower middle-class girls in the fifteen-to-twenty age group with their combination of advice columns, fas…

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Acton, Carol, “Best Boys and Aching Hearts: The Rhetoric of Romance as Social Control in Wartime Magazines for Young Women”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_nij9789004166585_i_383_46>
First published online: 2015



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