Refinement and Respectable Consumption: the Acceptable Face of Women's Smoking in Britain, 1918–1970

@article{Tinkler2003RefinementAR,
  title={Refinement and Respectable Consumption: the Acceptable Face of Women's Smoking in Britain, 1918–1970},
  author={P. Tinkler},
  journal={Gender & History},
  year={2003},
  volume={15},
  pages={342-360}
}
  • P. Tinkler
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Gender & History
This article examines British women's magazines and the insights that they can provide into the relationships between social class, gender and respectable feminine consumption. The discussion focuses on magazine representations of women who smoked cigarettes in the years between 1918 and 1970 with particular attention to the period up to 1950. Magazine images reveal the visual parameters of respectable smoking for women between 1918 and 1970 and the centrality of refinement to respectable… Expand
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