MISTAKES THAT CAN BE CORRECTED OR AVOIDED: LEONOR POSADA’S ADVICES TO GIRLS (1950’s)

Fernanda Theodoro Roveri About the author

ABSTRACT

The writer and teacher Leonor Posada (1893-1960) was an important contributor to youth magazines from the publishing house O Malho. Her texts followed the editor’s purposes, targeting school children with texts that could be both for their amusement and education. This paper presents some texts from magazine Cirandinha and analyses how they contributed to the education of girls during the 1950’s. Based on the perspectives from Cultural History, we did a bibliographic review along with the analysis of historical sources from printed press. As a result, we conclude that the magazines were one of the vehicles that produced discourses and representations about childhood, and the participation of Leonor Posada was essential in the diffusion of advices and prescriptions for girls.

Keywords:
Leonor Posada; children’s magazines; children’s literature; girl’s education

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