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Not June Cleaver : women and gender in postwar America, 1945-1960

Author: Joanne J Meyerowitz
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1994.
Series: Critical perspectives on the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This anthology is a sampler of current work on postwar U.S. women's history, a first attempt to bring new pieces of scholarship into one volume. Rather than posit one overarching history of women or one gender ideology, it relates multiple histories of women and multiple constructions of gender."--Introduction.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne J Meyerowitz
ISBN: 1566391709 9781566391702 1566391717 9781566391719
OCLC Number: 28586368
Description: vi, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: When women arrived : the transformation of New York's Chinatown / Xiaolan Bao --
An "Obligation to participate" : married nurses' labor force participation in the 1950s / Susan Rimby Leighow --
Recapturing working-class feminism : union women in the Postwar Era / Dorothy Sue Cobble --
Women's employment and the domestic ideal in the early Cold War years / Susan M. Hartmann --
Gender and progressive politics : a bridge to social activism of the 1960s / Susan Lynn --
Mayhem and moderation : women peace activists during the McCarthy Era / Harriet Hyman Alonso --
"Is family devotion now subversive?" : familialism against McCarthyism / Deborah A. Gerson --
Gender and civic activism in Mexican American barrios in California : the Community Service Organization, 1947-1962 / Margaret Rose --
"Our skirts gave them courage" : the civil defense protest movement in New York City, 1955-1961 / Dee Garrison --
Beyond the feminine mystique : a reassessment of postwar mass culture, 1946-1958 / Joanne Meyerowitz --
"I wanted the whole world to see" : race, gender, and constructions of motherhood in the death of Emmett Till / Ruth Feldstein --
White neurosis, black pathology : constructing out-of-wedlock pregnancy in the wartime and postwar United States / Regina G. Kunzel --
Extreme danger : women abortionists and their clients before Roe v. Wade / Rickie Solinger --
Sexualized woman : the lesbian, the prostitute, and the containment of female sexuality in postwar America / Donna Penn --
"Other" fifties : beats and bad girls / Wini Breines.
Series Title: Critical perspectives on the past.
Responsibility: edited by Joanne Meyerowitz.

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