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Friedan, Betty

Works: 317 works in 818 publications in 5 languages and 30,767 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Drama 
Roles: Interviewee, Performer, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: HQ1426, 305.420973
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The feminine mystique by Betty Friedan ( Book )
165 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 7,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes the changing role and status of women along with the implications of the evolving women's movement
The fountain of age by Betty Friedan ( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 3,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1963, Betty Friedan's transcendent work, The Feminine Mystique, changed forever the way women thought about themselves and the way society thought about women. In 1993, with The Fountain of Age, Friedan changes forever the way all of us, men and women, think about ourselves as we grow older and the way society thinks about aging. Struggling to hold on to the illusion of youth, we have denied the reality and evaded the new triumphs of growing older. We have seen age only as decline. In this powerful and very personal book, which may prove even more liberating than The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan charts her own voyage of discovery, and that of others, into a different kind of aging. She finds ordinary men and women, moving into their fifties, sixties, seventies, discovering extraordinary new possibilities of intimacy and purpose. In their surprising experiences, Friedan first glimpsed, then embraced, the idea that one can grow and evolve throughout life in a style that dramatically mitigates the expectation of decline and opens the way to a further dimension of "personhood." The Fountain of Age suggests new possibilities for every one of us, all founded on a solid body of startling but little-known scientific evidence. It demolishes those myths that have constrained us for too long and offers compelling alternatives for living one's age as a unique, exuberant time of life, on its own authentic terms. Age as adventure! In these pages, film producers and beauticians, salespersons and college professors, union veterans and business tycoons, former (and forever) housewives, male and female empty-nesters and retirees, have crossed the chasm of age ... and kept going. They have found fulfillment beyond career, bonding that transcends youthful dreams of happily-ever-after, and a richer, sweeter intimacy not tied to mechanical measures of sexual activity, but to deep and honest sharing. While gerontologists focus on care, illness, and the concept of age as deterioration, Friedan sets out to separate the complex actualities of biological aging from its pathologies. She distinguishes what is programmed and irreversible from what remains viable and open to choice and transformation. She demonstrates how important to human vitality after sixty is our own control over our lives. She sheds welcome new light on the nursing home specter, the current brouhaha over menopause, and the new intergenerational warfare. She suggests revolutionary ideas about health care, housing, and work and new uses for the wisdom of age in the evolution of our whole society. The Feminine Mystique is universally regarded as the catalyst for the modern women's movement. In The Fountain of Age, Betty Friedan breaks through the mystique of age-as-problem, and proposes a new Movement of women with men, old with young, that will transform our society
The second stage by Betty Friedan ( Book )
34 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 3,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warning the women's movement against dissolving into factionalism, male-bashing, and preoccupation with sexual and identity politics rather than bottom-line political and economic inequalities, Friedan argues that once past the initial phases of describing and working against political and economic injustices, the women's movement should focus on working with men to remake private and public arrangements that work against full lives with children for women and men both. Friedan's agenda to preserve families is far more radical than it appears, for she argues that a truly equitable preservation of marriage and family may require a reorganization of many aspects of conventional middle-class life, from the greater use of flex time and job-sharing, to company-sponsored daycare, to new home designs to permit communal housekeeping and cooking arrangements
Beyond gender : the new politics of work and family by Betty Friedan ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the author of The Feminine Mystique and head of the National Organization for Women, Betty Friedan helped spark a movement that revolutionized the fight for equal rights and opportunities for women. Now, in Beyond Gender, Friedan argues that the old solutions no longer work. The time has come, she contends, for women and men to move forward from identity politics and gender-based, single-issue political activism. Without yielding on particular women's issues, she calls for a "paradigm shift" - a transformation of the intellectual and political structure within which those issues are viewed. Friedan's "new paradigm" embraces the entire world of work, family, and community, where some of the most crucial questions of 1990s America have been raised. To explore them, Friedan initiated a conversation among policy experts, scholars, corporate and labor leaders, journalists, and political thinkers. Guiding their conversation with her own reflections, Friedan explores the social anxiety caused by corporate downsizing and displacement of middle-aged male employees - including the impact on working wives who suddenly become their family's sole provider. She confronts the expansion of part-time and temporary work due to outsourcing, which disproportionately affects women workers. She describes the loss of community life and community space in the fast-paced, consumption-oriented suburbs. And she discusses the breakdown of family structure in many parts of American society
The speeches of famous women ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the progression of the women's movement with speeches from suffragettes through senators, including Elizabeth Stanton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, who endorses the Equal Rights Act, and leaders Betty Friedan, Senator Carol Moseley-Braun and Barbara Boxer
Sisters of '77 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses interviews and archival footage to examine the first National Women's Conference, held in Houston, TX in 1977, and the debates held there over issues including reproductive freedom, sexual preferences, and minority rights
The feminine mystique : contexts, the scholarship on the Feminine mystique by Betty Friedan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A 50th-anniversary edition of the trailblazing book that changed women's lives, with a new introduction by Gail Collins. Landmark, groundbreaking, classic--these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of "the problem that has no name": the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women's confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th-anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins."--Publisher's website
The feminine mystique by Betty Friedan ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this groundbreaking classic, Betty Friedan analyzes the problems that still plague women as they struggle to redefine their roles in the house and in the work place
The fountain of age by Betty Friedan ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Redefines how we think about ourselves as we grow older and how society thinks about aging. Drawing on a solid body of startling but little-known scientific evidence, Friedan demolishes the constraining old myths and offers compelling alternatives for a different kind of aging--a time for discovering new possibilites of intimacy, purpose, and adventure
Der Weiblichkeitswahn oder Die Selbstbefreiung der Frau : Ein Emanzipationskonzept ; [Leicht gekürzt] by Betty Friedan ( Book )
36 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in German and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seneca reflections 150 years of woman's rights ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the 150th anniversary of the First Woman's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, participants were asked to put the 1848 convention in perspective for a contemporary audience. This is a rare tribute to the remarkable women, past and present, whose lives have furthered the cause of women's rights. Includes the voices of Betty Friedan, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Donna Shalala, Sally Roesch Wagner, Judy Wellman, Coline Jenkins-Sahlin, and Karen Staser
La Femme mystifiée [The feminine mystique] by Betty Friedan ( Book )
27 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in French and Catalan and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A century of women ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First of three programs in a series that tells the story of women in the 20th century--how they lived, loved, worked, played, and changed the course of American history. This program deals with the struggle of women trying to balance work, marriage and motherhood. For many women in the early 1900s, the balancing act of labor and love was a matter of life or death. Presents stories of women as wives, mothers, and workers, from the founders of the PTA to the early union leaders and First Ladies. Includes comments by Betty Friedan and Congresswoman Pat Schroeder
It changed my life : writings on the women's movement by Betty Friedan ( Book )
21 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Betty Friedan's Feminine Mystique was published in 1963, the modern women's movement was born, her blunt and passionate words breaking through the veils of conventional thought that had shrouded women's inequality. Rarely has one woman, through writings, speeches, and personal leadership, been the catalyst for so much sweeping social change in America. As women of all ages have written her ever since: "It changed my life!" This book intertwines Friedan's most famous speeches and articles, never before collected, with personal memories; but even more, as recent events have forced her to reevaluate her own experience, it contains dramatic new writing that illuminates the history she herself helped make, giving new insights and raising new questions.--From publisher description
Mythos Alter by Betty Friedan ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inhaltsübersicht: Persönliche Vorbemerkung, Vorwort, 1. Mythos Alter, 2. Stärken ohne Namen, 3. Neue Dimensionen von Liebe und Arbeit, 4. Es geht auch anders, 5. Transzendenz: Das Wagnis Freiheit, Anmerkungen, Register
These vital years a conversation with Betty Friedan at 76 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Betty Friedan, author and feminist leader, discusses the myths and realities of aging and her own life and personal experience of being over seventy
Femmes : le second souffle by Betty Friedan ( Book )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essai-réflexion d'une féministe américaine très active. Elle fait le point sur l'action des mouvements féministes, elle analyse les inquiétudes, les déceptions, les tiraillements rapportés par certaines femmes qui ont vécu une lutte de libération. Elle suggère aux femmes de redéfinir leurs rapports entre le personnel et le politique, entre leur vécu quotidien et leurs aspirations
Les femmes à la recherche d'une quatrième dimension by Betty Friedan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Révolte du 3e âge : pour en finir avec le tabou de la vieillesse by Betty Friedan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le travail, le sexe et la médecine sont les trois domaines auxquels Betty Friedan s'attaque pour dénoncer l'injustice et la discrimination dont sont victimes les personnes âgées dans une société où la jeunesse est la valeur suprême
Der Weiblichkeitswahn oder die Mystifizierung der Frau by Betty Friedan ( Book )
5 editions published in 1966 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Betty Friedan
Friedan, Beatrice
Friedan, Betty
Friedan, Betty Naomi.
Goldstein, Bettye
Goldstein Bettye 1921-2006
Goldstein, Bettye Naomi
Goldstein Bettye Naomi 1921-2006
Goldstein, Elizabeth Naomi.
Goldstein, Elizabeth Naomi, 1921-2006
Goldstein, Elizabeth Naomi 1921-2006 Frueherer Name
Goldstein, Elizabth Naomi.
フリーダン, ベティ
English (329)
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