Cultural Differences in the Representation of Women in Indonesian and Australian Internationally-licensed Women’s Magazines

Angelika Riyandari

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Abstract

This thesis compares the representation of women in three internationally-licensed women's magazines-Cosmopolitan, Cleo
and Marie Claire-published in different settings: Australia and Indonesia. Within the frame of global cultural flows, Australian and
Indonesian editions similarly represent women as free, independent, self-sufficient and empowered individuals, as a result of
the magazines identification of common target readers as urban, middle-class women who are homogenously characterised
as educated, independent, and affluent. The study shows that women's magazines In general offer a fantasy and an escape. In
addition, the Indonesian versions assume readers aspire to be like the West.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date11 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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