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Sexual power : feminism and the family in America

Author: Carolyn Johnston
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the early 1970s, scholars have argued, defined, and refined a wide range of interpretations of American women's lives. Despite the richness of the recent literature, few interpretations sufficiently credit women's family and sexual experiences for the emergence of feminism and the construction of pro-family agendas. Thus, Johnston's approach offers an opportunity to view the history of feminism and the family  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnston, Carolyn, 1948-
Sexual power.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)651760214
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Johnston
ISBN: 0817305831 9780817305833
OCLC Number: 25317385
Description: xvii, 413 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Colonial Window: Good Wives and Witches (1607-1776) --
2. Republican Motherhood and the Angel in the House --
3. Feminism for the Sake of the Family and Community (1800-1900) --
4. Power in the Bedroom and the Nursery (1800-1900) --
5. Sex Radicals: Feminists against the Traditional Family --
6. Suffrage Movement: Municipal Housekeeping or Full Equality? (1848-1919) --
7. Exquisite Surrender? The New Feminists of the 1920s --
8. Empowerment of Wives and Mothers: Surviving the Great Depression --
9. Paradox of Women's Power during World War II --
10. Power of Mom: Domesticity, Motherhood, and Sexuality in the 1950s --
11. Feminist Voices of the 1950s --
12. Miss America Good-bye: The Modern Feminist Movement --
Appendix 1: A Portrait of Marriage in the 1930s --
Appendix 2: Black Women Oral History Project --
Appendix 3: The Feminist Movement in the 1970s: A Chronology.
Responsibility: Carolyn Johnston.

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Argues that the gradual growth of feminist consciousness lies not in oppression or feelings of victimisation, but in a growing sense of the empowerment of women as wives and mothers. Johnston also  Read more...

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