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Women and Smoking since 1890

Rosemary Elliot (Glasgow University, UK)



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25 November 2011
The changing face of the female smoker, from the lady smokers of the late nineteenth century to the lone mother of the late twentieth century, suggests that the history of smoking among women is not just about the assimilation of women into a male practice, but about the changing, and varied, circumstances of women's lives. In this innovative study, Elliott articulates the way in which the history of smoking among women raises complex questions about the construction of female identities in relation to smoking, and the implications of this for understanding smoking among women as a medical and public health problem. In addressing these questions, Elliott uses a variety of source material, from popular magazines to films to medical discourse, to map the history of smoking among women on to changing understandings of gender and social expectations of women over the twentieth century at a societal and an individual level.
By:   Rosemary Elliot (Glasgow University UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780415511377
ISBN 10:   0415511372
Series:   Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine
Pages:   242
Publication Date:   25 November 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr. Rosemary Elliot is a researcher at the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow.

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