Women and radio: sounding out new paths in women's history

Kristin Skoog, Alexander Badenoch

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Since its early introduction in the domestic sphere in the 1920s, radio has been used as a medium for the expression of women's voices, needs and concerns. In this introduction we would like to mobilise an understanding of radio as a vital source for doing women's history. Women's radio programming, women broadcasters, and women listeners provide a lens through which a number of histories can be analysed. This introduction provides an overview of the historical relationship between women and radio. It is further dedicated to research that explores the overlapping spaces of radio and women's history, and in particular, points to how radio-related source material can provide new points of departure for women's history.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-182
Number of pages6
JournalWomen's History Review
Issue number2
Early online date9 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • gender
  • media history
  • media studies
  • radio
  • transnational history
  • women's history


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