Sitnikova E. L., Chernysheva N. V., Shinkarenko E. A. The image of a mother-woman in the central press of the war years: the analysis of the main stories, P. 152—160

The purpose of the article is to determine the image of a woman-mother by analyzing the main stories dedicated to motherhood in the materials of the central press of the war years. The article is based on the content analysis of publications in the newspapers “Pravda” and “Izvestiya”, published in the period from June 22, 1941 to May 9, 1945. The total sample size was 307 articles containing information both about women in general and specific heroines of that time. The authors identified the stories (factors) that most fully reflect the image of a woman-mother. Based on the results of the study, it was concluded that the image of a woman-mother presented in the press of the war years was very multifaceted and was based both on the already established ideas about the functions and role of motherhood and the most pressing problems of the family, motherhood and childhood caused by the war.
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