Middlebrow celebrity opinion pieces in pearson s magazine 1906 kate macdonald university of ghent
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Middlebrow celebrity opinion pieces in Pearson’s Magazine (1906) Kate Macdonald University of Ghent. Vol 21, January to July 1906. cultural or sociological (class) range? professional or cultural relevance; or 'usual suspects’? polarised opinions?.

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Middlebrow celebrity opinion pieces in pearson s magazine 1906 kate macdonald university of ghent

Middlebrow celebrity opinion pieces in Pearson’s Magazine (1906)Kate MacdonaldUniversity of Ghent


Vol 21 january to july 1906

Vol 21, January to July 1906


Vol 21 january to july 1906

  • cultural or sociological (class) range?

  • professional or cultural relevance; or 'usual suspects’?

  • polarised opinions?


Vol 21 january to july 1906

  • time pressure is more important than getting the right celebrity to contribute

  • the celebrity who is available will be more likely to appear in print than the celebrity who has to be hunted down

  • the celebrity who is promoting a product will be eager to contribute

  • the journalist with the most contacts gets the widest range of contributing opinions


Vol 21 january to july 1906

Madame Albani: anti: ‘The Bright Future Awaiting Women’

‘Rita’: anti: ‘The Woman of the Future Not a Woman’

Lady Florence Dixie: pro: ‘Women Shall Be Free And Strong’

Mrs Farquharson: pro: ‘Women in the Year 2006’

Una L Silberrad: middle: ‘Woman As Man’s Equal’

Ada Ballin: pro: ‘Women Must Have Their Rights’

Marie Belloc: middle: ‘Woman’s Business is Wifehood’


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