A construção da identidade da Mulher em revistas do Estado Novo 

39 | 2019

Aldina Marques*, Isabel Margarida Duarte**, Alexandra Guedes Pinto*** e Catarina Pinho****

*Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas (ILCH) da Universidade do Minho, Portugal
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3263-1977
** Centro de Linguística da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP), Portugal
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7908-5649
*** Centro de Linguística da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP), Portugal
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9120-1542
**** Centro de Linguística da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP), Portugal
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4649-5796

The construction of women’s identity in magazines during the Estado Novo

In order to understand the role of the periodic press during the Estado Novo dictatorship in the design and defense of an identity of the Portuguese Woman, the present study analyzes, in a linguistic-discursive perspective, the representation of women in a corpus of “Woman(en) Page(s)” and female editorials of the magazines Mundo Gráfico, A Esfera and Portugal Colonial.

As magazines of the regime, the publications promoted idealized versions of Portugal and womanhood. The presence and participation of women is prototypically limited to entertainment and/or counseling editorials, diffusing the state propaganda and oblivious of the socio-political scenario of the time, were their absence implies segregation.

Keywords

women’s representation, identity, dictatorship, press, discourse, propaganda

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22355/exaequo.2019.39.05
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