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A Jewish feminine mystique? : Jewish women in postwar America

Author: Hasia R Diner; Shira M Kohn; Rachel Kranson
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jewish feminine mystique?
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)761222304
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hasia R Diner; Shira M Kohn; Rachel Kranson
ISBN: 9780813547916 0813547911 9780813547923 081354792X
OCLC Number: 461323820
Awards: Joint winner of National Jewish Book Award for Women's Studies 2010
Runner-up for National Jewish Book Award for Women's Studies 2010
Description: xi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Some of us were there before Betty : Jewish women and political activism in postwar Miami / Raymond A. Mohl --
The polishness of Lucy S. Dawidowicz's postwar Jewish Cold War / Nancy Sinkoff --
Our defense against despair : the progressive politics of the national council of Jewish women after World War II / Kathleen A. Laughlin --
It's good Americanism to join Hadassah : selling Hadassah in the postwar era / Rebecca Boim Wolf --
A lady sometimes blows the shofar : women's religious equality in the postwar reconstructionist movement / Deborah Waxman --
Beyond the myths of mobility and altruism : Jewish immigrant professionals and Jewish social welfare agencies in New York City, 1948-1954 / Rebecca Kobrin --
Negotiating new terrain : Egyptian women at home in America / Audrey Nasar --
The bad girls of Jewish comedy : gender, class, assimilation, and whiteness in postwar America / Giovanna P. Del Negro --
Judy Holliday's urban working girl characters in 1950s Hollywood film / Judith Smith --
The "gentle Jewish mother" who owned a luxury resort : the public image of Jennie Grossinger, 1954-1972 / Rachel Kranson --
Reading Marjorie Morningstar in the age of the feminine mystique and after / Barbara Sicherman --
We were ready to turn the world upside down : radical feminism and Jewish women / Joyce Antler --
Jewish women remaking American feminism : women remaking American Judaism : reflections on the life of Betty Friedan / Daniel Horowitz.
Responsibility: edited by Hasia R. Diner, Shira Kohn, and Rachel Kranson.

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"A marvelously fresh look at Jewish women in the post war period. This volume of collected essays deeply enriches our understanding of the varied experiences of Jewish women in the 1950s. Reading Read more...

 
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