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Smoke signals : women, smoking and visual culture in Britain

Author: Penny Tinkler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006.
Series: Leisure, consumption, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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Penny Tinkler charts women's changing relationship to tobacco from the 1880s to the 1980s during which smoking transformed from a male practice to one enjoyed by both sexes. Focusing on the feminisation of cigarette smoking, the author unravels the role of visual culture and the impact of social, economic and medical changes.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tinkler, Penny.
Smoke signals.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2006
(OCoLC)607889322
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Tinkler
ISBN: 9781845202675 1845202678 9781845202668 184520266X
OCLC Number: 70128485
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Women, smoking and visual culture, 1880-1980 : an introduction --
Invisible women smokers, 1880-1919 --
The feminization of smoking, 1920-1950 --
Modern and emancipated women --
The sexual promise --
Respectable smoking : a class act --
Look at me smoking : revealing portraits? --
Mixed messages, 1950s-1980.
Series Title: Leisure, consumption, and culture.
Responsibility: Penny Tinkler.
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'One of the great conundrums of modern cultural history is why there has been a dramatic decline in the number of men smoking but not of women. In what is the first in-depth, systematic study of the Read more...

 
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