Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Journalism and Mass Communications
Business Administration, Marketing.; Sociology, Theory and Methods.; Women's Studies.; Mass Communications.
This thesis concerns representations of women as mothers in women's magazines during 1985 and 2009. It analyzes the images, symbols, and textual messages within the advertisements of these magazines. Gender roles and gender scripts for women during the respective years are then considered with the collected data, in order to contrast portrayals of mothers in the advertisements against aspects of actual motherhood.
Sato, Kristen A., "Portrayals of motherhood in four women's magazines: 1985 and 2009." (2009). Master's Theses. Paper 4001.