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Making Advice Modern: The Birth of the Newspaper Advice Column

Julie Golia

in Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

From early periodicals to conduct books, advice in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries was largely a one-way transmission from advice giver to receiver. It also served conservative ... More


Seeking advice

Melanie Tebbutt

in Being Boys: Youth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-war Years

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719066139
eISBN:
9781781704097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066139.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 5 continues this examination of how these changes affected the emotional landscapes of young men's lives by scrutinising how the ‘male world’ of youthful feeling was expressed through the ... More


“A Wife in Waiting”: Women and the 1952 McCarran-Walter Act in Advice Columns

Elizabeth Zanoni

in New Italian Migrations to the United States: Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040955
eISBN:
9780252099496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040955.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Family reunification provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (the McCarran-Walter Act) allowed ethnic women, for the first time, to sponsor the migration of their alien husbands and ... More


“Teach Your Daughters”: Black Girlhood and Mrs. N. F. Mossell’s Advice Column in the

Nazera Sadiq Wright

in Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040573
eISBN:
9780252099014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040573.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the life and work of African American writer Gertrude Bustill Mossell in the mid-1880s, with particular emphasis on her two-year editorship of the advice column, “Our Woman's ... More


Asking Beatrice

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts how, soon after completing The Mysteries of Myra, the Wharton brothers undertook a new production, Beatrice Fairfax (1916). This serial was financed once again by William ... More


America’s Confessional: Advice Columns and Their Readers

Julie Golia

in Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

In the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s, newspaper advice columnists and letter writers came together to create a complex and interactive exchange of advice that both responded to and contributed to the ... More


The Modern “Experience”: Loneliness, Anonymity, and the Virtual Community

Julie Golia

in Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes “Experience,” the popular and long-running Detroit News advice column that transformed into a vibrant virtual community. “Experience” letter writers became longtime, regular ... More


From ‘marriage bureau’ to ‘points of view’: changing patterns of advice in teenage magazines: Mirabelle, 1956–77

Melanie Tebbutt

in People, Places and Identities: Themes in British Social and Cultural History, 1700s-1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719090356
eISBN:
9781526124081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090356.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Melanie Tebbutt’s essay traces some of the changes which transformed working-class culture after the Second World War through an analysis of the personal advice pages of teenage magazines, an ... More


Introduction

Julie Golia

in Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter introduces the idea that early advice columns were essential but overlooked precursors to today’s virtual communities. It contextualizes the genesis of advice columns in the history of ... More


Conclusion

Julie Golia

in Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

After World War II, transformations in the newspaper industry, in mainstream gender values, and in the nature of popular discourse again reshaped Americans’ experience with advice. The rise in the ... More


Newspaper Confessions: A History of Advice Columns in a Pre-Internet Age

Julie Golia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197527788
eISBN:
9780197527818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197527788.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Newspaper Confessions chronicles the history of the newspaper advice column, a genre that has shaped Americans’ relationships with media, their experiences with popular therapy, and their virtual ... More


Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space

Alice Fahs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807834961
eISBN:
9781469602561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869031_fahs
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book illuminates the lives and writings of a lost world of women who wrote for major metropolitan newspapers at the start of the twentieth century. Using archival research, it unearths a richly ... More


Object-Love in the Later Writings of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Lana Lin

in Freud's Jaw and Other Lost Objects: Fractured Subjectivity in the Face of Cancer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277711
eISBN:
9780823280568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277711.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s little-known breast cancer advice column, “Off My Chest,” which she wrote from 1998 to 2003 for MAMM, a women’s cancer magazine, and A Dialogue on ... More


Modern Housecraft? Women’s Pages in the National Daily Press

Adrian Bingham

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474412537
eISBN:
9781474445054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412537.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the evolution of newspaper women’s pages – spaces designed to entice female readers with features and advice columns on fashion, cookery and domestic life – in the national ... More


‘Hoping you’ll give me some guidance about this thing called money’: the Daily Mirror and personal finance, c. 1960–81

Dilwyn Porter

in People, Places and Identities: Themes in British Social and Cultural History, 1700s-1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719090356
eISBN:
9781526124081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090356.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In the 1960s the Daily Mirror ran a weekly feature offering financial and investment advice about stocks and shares and it dealt with thousands of letters a year about financial matters from readers ... More


Margaret Mead Answers

Elesha J. Coffman

in Margaret Mead: A Twentieth-Century Faith

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198834939
eISBN:
9780191872815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834939.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Mead reached her largest audience through her monthly column in Redbook magazine, which ran from 1962 to Mead’s death in 1978. Examining the Redbook columns gives a good sense of Mead’s spiritual ... More


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