A Strange Stirring

A Strange Stirring

The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s

eBook - 2011
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Challenging both conservative and liberal myths about Betty Friedan's bestselling book,The Feminine Mystique, historian Stephanie Coontz re-examines the dawn of the 1960s (when the sexual revolution had barely begun) and brilliantly illuminates how a generation of women came to realize that their dissatisfaction with domestic life didn't reflect their personal weakness but rather a social and political injustice.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9780465022328
0465022324
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiii, 222 p.)
Contents: The unliberated 1960s
Naming the problem: Friedan's message to American housewives
After the first feminist wave: women from the 1920s through the 1940s
The contradictions of womanhood in the 1950s
"I thought I was crazy"
The price of privilege: middle-class women and the feminine mystique
African-American women, working-class women, and the feminine mystique
Demystifying the Feminine mystique
Women, men, marriage, and work tpday: is the feminine mystique dead?
Summary: Challenging both conservative and liberal myths about Betty Friedan's bestselling book,The Feminine Mystique, historian Stephanie Coontz re-examines the dawn of the 1960s (when the sexual revolution had barely begun) and brilliantly illuminates how a generation of women came to realize that their dissatisfaction with domestic life didn't reflect their personal weakness but rather a social and political injustice.

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