Career Girls - Women at Work in Compact and The Rag Trade

Irwin, Mary (2015) Career Girls - Women at Work in Compact and The Rag Trade. Feminist Media Studies, 15 (5). pp. 845-859. ISSN 1468-0777

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Television representations of the British postwar working woman have been afforded little consideration in British historical television scholarship. In its exploration of two early 1960s female ensemble television series set in the workplace, Compact (1962-65) and The Rag Trade (1961-3), this article makes a significant feminist intervention in the reinstatement of this neglected figure into extant critical television histories. It also demonstrates that implicit media discourses around women balancing work and home life customarily situated in the latter part of the 20th century were already in circulation in the early 1960s.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compact, the Rag Trade, feminist television history, postwar Britain, class, women, work-life balance
Subjects: P300 Media studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Mary Irwin
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 14:23
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:41

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