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1950s Housewife

1950s Housewife Author Sheila Hardy
ISBN-10 9780750966924
Release 2015-10-05
Pages 192
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A nostalgic look at what it was like to be a housewife in the 1950sBeing a housewife in the 1950s was quite different than today. Women were expected to create a spotless home, delicious meals, and an inviting bedroom. From the perils of "courting" to the inevitable list of wedding gifts to the household tips that any self-respecting new wife should know, this book collects heartwarming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s.

Women in American History A Social Political and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes

Women in American History  A Social  Political  and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection  4 volumes Author Peg A. Lamphier
ISBN-10 9781610696036
Release 2017-01-23
Pages 1828
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This four-volume set documents the complexity and richness of women's contributions to American history and culture, empowering all students by demonstrating a more populist approach to the past. • Provides significantly more detail than typical reference works on women's history and culture, enabling readers to better appreciate the contributions of women of all socio-cultural statuses • Covers the astounding range of American women's experience, including women of various economic and racial statuses, religious affiliations, political and ideological identifications, and sexualities • Includes a significant selection of primary documents, thereby combining the educational power of secondary and primary literature to create a richer learning experience for users

Something from the Oven

Something from the Oven Author Laura Shapiro
ISBN-10 IND:30000095370684
Release 2004
Pages 306
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A fun, lively history of the revolution in American cooking that took place in the 1950s traces the innovations, cookbooks, products, techniques, and marketing campaigns that changed the way Americans prepared food forever.

Marriages Families and Relationships Making Choices in a Diverse Society

Marriages  Families  and Relationships  Making Choices in a Diverse Society Author Mary Ann Lamanna
ISBN-10 9781111301545
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 656
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This bestselling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a unique theme especially relevant to today’s dynamic global environment: Making choices in a diverse society. The text achieves an excellent balance between the sociological, or ecological and family systems theoretical perspectives, while including extensive coverage of family dynamics and interpersonal relationships. The authors use an engaging presentation to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Marriage Sexuality and Gender

Marriage  Sexuality  and Gender Author Robin West
ISBN-10 9781317256311
Release 2015-11-30
Pages 296
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Marriage, Sexuality, and Gender examines contemporary debates about the meaning and value of marriage. The book analyzes arguments for traditional marriage, including those of neonaturalists, utilitarians, and communitarians or virtue theorists. The volume also considers a range of feminist, welfarist, and liberationist arguments for ending the institution altogether. It evaluates two major reform movements: one focused on expanding marriage to include same-sex couples and the other focused on the use of law to render marriage more internally just. The book concludes with a plea to activists to redirect "marriage equality" movements toward the creation of an entirely secular "civil union law" that would respect a broader range of private life-long commitments, including but not limited to same- and opposite-sex couples, without threatening the role of religious marriage in the lives of those who embrace it and without penalizing nonparticipants.

Marriage a History

Marriage  a History Author Stephanie Coontz
ISBN-10 9781101118252
Release 2006-02-28
Pages 448
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Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz takes readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers to demonstrate how recent the idea of marrying for love is—and how absurd it would have seemed to most of our ancestors. It was when marriage moved into the emotional sphere in the nineteenth century, she argues, that it suffered as an institution just as it began to thrive as a personal relationship. This enlightening and hugely entertaining book brings intelligence, perspective, and wit to today’s marital debate.

It s the 1950s Let s Pretend We re Happy

It s the 1950s   Let s Pretend We re Happy Author Judith Forsythe
ISBN-10 0615945538
Release 2013-12-27
Pages 254
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It was the 1950's and Betty Crocker, Jell-O, and TV sitcoms idealizing the perfect family were all the rage. Unfortunately, they really didn't make us happy. Roles for women were defined by making their families happy or appear happy at all costs. Women were expected to be the ideal caring mother, perfect homemaker and obedient wife, carrying out every wish of her husband. Girls were expected to play with dolls, be poised and ladylike, and without complaint be stand-in mothers. This book is a firsthand account of what it was like growing up as a female in middle America during the 1950's and living a completely different reality than what society is telling you should have. Imagine growing up with colorful dysfunctional characters none of whom matched the societal norms of the times. Your father is a verbal bully who evokes fear and silence among the children. Your mother is unable to cope with not meeting the expectations of the perfect marriage, descends into alcoholism, and sudden death. Add to this drama stressful financial conditions where even 5 cent sodas and 15 cent sundaes are a rarity. What would you do? How do you survive? The author found the answers to these questions in the kindness of loving grandparents, her spiritual connection to the land and in breaking free by eloping at 19 to escape this family prison. Forsythe provides a poignant narrative of the coercive expectations women faced during these years in a style that is intimate, lyrical, deeply moving, and at times humorous. Anyone interested in the 1950's, women's roles, and finding personal freedom will find this book a very satisfying read.

Wives of Steel

Wives of Steel Author Karen Olson
ISBN-10 0271026855
Release 2005
Pages 216
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Wives of Steel is based on more than eighty formal interviews conducted over a fifteen-year period with women and some men, both white and black, all of whom were part of Sparrows Point as workers, spouses, or longtime residents of the local communities. Through the stories they tell, we see how a male-dominated industry has influenced personal, family, and social experiences over several generations. We also see the distinct differences and surprising similarities among the lives of black and white women, which often reflect the complicated relationships among black and white steelworkers in the plant.

To Have and to Hold

To Have and to Hold Author Jessica Weiss
ISBN-10 0226886719
Release 2000-04-15
Pages 299
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Drawing on interviews with American couples from the 1950s to the 1980s, Weiss creates a dynamic portrait of family and social change in the postwar era. She then pairs these firsthand accounts with deft analysis of movies, magazines, and advice books from each decade, providing an intimate look at ordinary marriages in a time of sweeping cultural change. 8 halftones.

Marriage and family today

Marriage and family today Author Keith Melville
ISBN-10 0394330021
Release 1983
Pages 517
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Marriage and family today has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Marriage and family today also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Marriage and family today book for free.

Women s multiple role taking in the 1950s

Women s multiple role taking in the 1950s Author Michele A. Whitham
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924003785957
Release 1987
Pages 534
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Women s multiple role taking in the 1950s has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Women s multiple role taking in the 1950s also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Women s multiple role taking in the 1950s book for free.

Housework and Housewives in American Advertising

Housework and Housewives in American Advertising Author Jessamyn Neuhaus
ISBN-10 9780230337978
Release 2011-11-07
Pages 273
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An analysis of how since the end of te 19th-century advertising agencies and their housework product clients utilized a remarkably consistent depiction of housewives and housework, illustrating that that although Second Wave feminism successfully called into question the housewife stereotype, homemaking has remained an American feminine ideal.

A Female Economy

A Female Economy Author Mary Kinnear
ISBN-10 0773517359
Release 1998
Pages 215
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A Female Economy analyses a hundred years of women's work in Manitoba from the province's entry into Confederation in 1870 to the publication of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in 1970. Mary Kinnear shows that women's work, whether unpaid in the household or on the farm or for wages in the industrial, service, and professional sectors, was undervalued. While women's own views furnish the main theme, A Female Economy contributes to a developing debate in feminist economics. By focusing on women's experiences in the sexually segregated economy of a Canadian province at the geographic centre of Canada, Kinnear furnishes a paradigm for women's economic activity in most Western industrializing societies at the time.

Marriage in Contemporary Japan

Marriage in Contemporary Japan Author Yoko Tokuhiro
ISBN-10 9781135230326
Release 2009-09-25
Pages 176
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The phenomenon of bankonka – ‘postponement of marriage’ – is increasingly reported in contemporary Japanese media, clearly illustrating the changing patterns of modern lifestyles and attitudes towards marriage, personal obligation and ambition. This is the first book in recent years to explore the contemporary state of marriage in Japanese society. Setting out the different perceptions and expectations of marriage in today’s Japan, the book discusses how economic issues and the family impact on marital behaviour. Contrary to the views of some feminists that young women have no interest in improving their status and position, this book argues that, by delaying marriage and childrearing, young women can be seen as ‘rebels’ challenging Japanese patriarchal society. Unlike many other studies, it gives equal attention to male gender roles and masculinity, exploring what constitutes being a ‘real man’ in Japan – through the analysis of mainstream and non-mainstream conceptions of masculinity that co-exist in contemporary Japan, and considers the implications of such different roles for the institution of marriage. It investigates the roles of wife and mother, articulating why the strict division of labour defining men as breadwinners and women as homemakers became popular. Moreover, it describes the changing character of courtship relationships, explaining why the norm has shifted from arranged marriages pre-1945 to love marriages after that period. Finally, it puts the Japanese experience into cross-cultural, international context with a series of comparisons with marriage elsewhere both in Asia – including in Korea and Hong Kong – and in western countries such as France, Sweden, Italy and the United States.


Vampira Author W. Scott Poole
ISBN-10 9781619024205
Release 2014-08-18
Pages 320
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The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. In Vampire, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both chilling conformity and the nascent rumblings of the countercultural response that led from the Beats and free jazz to the stirring of the LGBT movement and the hardcore punk scene in the bohemian enclave along Melrose Avenue. A veteran of the New York stage and late nights at Hollywood's hipster hangouts, Nurmi would eventually be linked to Elvis, Orson Welles, and James Dean, as well as stylist and photographer Rudi Gernreich, founder of the Mattachine Society and designer of the thong. Thanks to rumors of a romance between Vampira and James Dean, his tragic death inspired the circulation of stories that she had cursed him and, better yet, had access to his dead body for use in her dark arts. In Poole's expert hands, Vampira is more than the story of a highly creative artist continually reinventing herself, but a parable of the runaway housewife bursting the bounds of our straight-laced conventions with an exuberant display of camp, sex, and creative individuality that owed something to the morbid New Yorker cartoons of Charles Addams, the evil queen from Disney's Snow White, and the popular, underground bondage magazine Bizarre, and forward to the staged excesses of Madonna and Lady Gaga. Vampira is a wildly compelling tour through a forgotten piece of pop cultural history, one with both cultish and literary merit, sure to capture the imagination of Vampira fans new and old.

Influences on maternal labor force participation and related attitudes in the 1950s

Influences on maternal labor force participation and related attitudes in the 1950s Author Sara Hess
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924002924185
Release 1985
Pages 280
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Influences on maternal labor force participation and related attitudes in the 1950s has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Influences on maternal labor force participation and related attitudes in the 1950s also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Influences on maternal labor force participation and related attitudes in the 1950s book for free.

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound Author Elaine Tyler May
ISBN-10 9780786723461
Release 2008-09-23
Pages 320
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A revised edition of the classic, myth-shattering exploration of American family life during the Cold War. When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it forever changed how we understand Cold War America. Elaine Tyler May demonstrated that the Atomic Age and the Cold War shaped American life not just in national politics, but at every level of society, from the boardroom to the bedroom. Her notion of "domestic containment" is now the standard interpretation of the era, and Homeward Bound has become a classic. This new edition includes an updated introduction and a new epilogue examining the legacy of Cold War obsessions with personal and family security in the present day.