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Cover To Cover: Contemporary Issues In Popular Women’S Magazines, Debbie Danowski Jan 2008

Cover To Cover: Contemporary Issues In Popular Women’S Magazines, Debbie Danowski

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Exposure to popular magazine covers is widespread among even those choosing not to read a particular magazine. With news racks in all grocery and convenience stores, the American public cannot escape at least a quick glance at the material presented on the cover. Because of this, it is vital that we analyze the messages being disseminated each month through these publications.

This study will attempt to analyze and categorize the messages sent out via the covers of the five most popular general interest women's magazines with the highest circulation during the year 2000: Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home ...