Journalistas: 100 Years of the Best Writing and Reporting by Women Journalists
Since their emergence as a journalistic force after the world wars, women have continued to break new ground in newspapers and magazines, redefining the world as we see it as well as the craft as it applied. Many of the pieces in Journalistas feel almost unsettlingly relevant todaythe... show more
Since their emergence as a journalistic force after the world wars, women have continued to break new ground in newspapers and magazines, redefining the world as we see it as well as the craft as it applied. Many of the pieces in Journalistas feel almost unsettlingly relevant todaythe conclusions Emma "Red" Goldman drew in her 1916, "the Social Aspects of Birth Control," Maddy Vegtel's 1930s article about becoming pregnant at forty, and Eleanor Roosevelt's call for greater tolerance after America's race riots in 1943. Many have pushed other limits: Naomi Wolf's Beauty Myth brought feminism to a new generation; Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones caused a media revolution: Ruth Picardie's unflinchingly honest column about living with cancer in 1997 brought a wave of British candor and a host of imitators; and when two iconic women come face to face, we have at one end, Dorothy Parker on Isadora Duncan (1928), and at the other, Julie Burchill on Margaret Thatcher (2004).
Publish date: October 13th 2005
Publisher: Seal Press
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
I think this book is too British-and-American-focused. Are there really no women reporters in Canada or Australia or in other countries with English-language newspapers that wrote excellent articles? Also, the editor included one of her own pieces in the book, which seems a bit presumptuous to me. I...
Contents:WarEmma Goldman - The Promoters of the War Mania (March 1917)Nancy Cunard - Report from the Spanish Civil War (9 Feb 1939)Helen Kirkpatrick - On Surviving the London Blitz (9 Sept 1940)Martha Gellhorn - Dachau (1945)Marguerite Higgins - On the American Invasion of Inchon, Korea (18 Sept 195...
This delicious volume spans a century of journalistic writing -- all pieces penned by women. Organized into five rather trite categories, the pieces explore war, home life, health, and popular culture. The collection is very American-Brit heavy, as the editors decided to go with pieces that were ori...