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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 MacdonaldUniversity of Ghent


Vol 21, January to July 1906


  • cultural or sociological (class) range?

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

  • polarised opinions?


  • 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


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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