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Love and freedom : professional women and the reshaping of personal life

Author: Alison Mackinnon
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1997 book traces the history of women's responses to changes in education, employment, reproductive science and law since the 1890s.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Mackinnon
ISBN: 0521497361 9780521497367 0521497612 9780521497619
OCLC Number: 34958871
Awards: Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Gleebooks Award for Cultural & Literary Criticism 1997
Winner of New South Wales Premier's Gleebook Prize for Literary and Cultural Criticism.
Description: xvii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Gender crises and social anxiety --
The selfishness of women: moral panic and the declining birthrate --
Sexuality and reproduction: narratives of demography and dissent --
The curse of Eve? family formation and the university woman --
'This dependence of the woman in marriage is unspeakably distasteful': from wife to woman --
Two antagonistic worlds? love and the life of the mind --
The internationalisation of the human heart --
Conclusions: both gifts in one hand?
Responsibility: Alison Mackinnon.
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"Alison Mackinnon deftly weaves together three crucial changes in the lives of women during the past hundred years: feminism, education and birth control. This is a wonderfully lucid and convincing Read more...

 
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