The Resource Culture of sex : sexual linguistics and discourse of Cosmopolitan editions in the United States, France and India, by Caroline Jamie West, (electronic resource)

Culture of sex : sexual linguistics and discourse of Cosmopolitan editions in the United States, France and India, by Caroline Jamie West, (electronic resource)

Label
Culture of sex : sexual linguistics and discourse of Cosmopolitan editions in the United States, France and India
Title
Culture of sex
Title remainder
sexual linguistics and discourse of Cosmopolitan editions in the United States, France and India
Statement of responsibility
by Caroline Jamie West
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cosmopolitan is one of the most popular magazines for women, both domestically and internationally; it is published in 28 languages in 45 countries. However, Cosmopolitan, especially its sexual content, is subject to change by cultures who maintain social norms and standards different from the United States. This study compared the approaches Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitan France and Cosmopolitan India used in presenting sexual information. A total of 12 magazines were content and textual analyzed to determine whether their sexual linguistics and discourse differed. This study also examined whether Cosmopolitan and its sister magazines promoted normative behavior or pushed pre-existing social norms and values. The findings showed that all three magazines used a distinct approach to sex, but not in the way hypothesized. Cosmopolitan and Cosmopolitan India used a prescriptive discourse, one designed to educate the reader and establish a mentor-protégée relationship. Cosmopolitan India was also found to have an explicit, straightforward approach to sex to accommodate an evolving readership. Cosmopolitan France used a descriptive discourse and focused on the self-perceptions and body confidence of the reader. These findings provide insight into how Cosmopolitan and its international editions could accommodate readerships according to established or developing cultural standards
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trent, Caroline Jamie
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grinfeld, Michael Jonathan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex in mass media
  • Sex in popular culture
  • Women's periodicals
Target audience
specialized
Label
Culture of sex : sexual linguistics and discourse of Cosmopolitan editions in the United States, France and India, by Caroline Jamie West, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on January 19, 2010)
  • Thesis advisor: Professor Michael Grinfeld
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
500907643
Extent
1 online resource (v, 83 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)500907643
Label
Culture of sex : sexual linguistics and discourse of Cosmopolitan editions in the United States, France and India, by Caroline Jamie West, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on January 19, 2010)
  • Thesis advisor: Professor Michael Grinfeld
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
500907643
Extent
1 online resource (v, 83 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)500907643

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