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JINZENJI, Mônica Yumi. Feminine reading and writing in the XIX century. Cad. Pagu [online]. 2012, n.38, pp. 367-394. ISSN 0104-8333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-83332012000100013.
This paper aims to analyze women's reading and writing practices in the first half of the 19th century. In this period writing and reading abilities were restricted to a small part of the population, with few indicators of these practices regarding the feminine universe. We analyzed periodicals in circulation during the period, among them O Mentor das Brasileiras (São João del-Rei/MG, 1829-1832), in which there were texts by female writers and references to women's reading practices.
Keywords : Gender; Reading Practices; Periodicals; 19th century.