A strange stirring the Feminine mystique and American women at the dawn of the 1960s [Paperback first published] 9780465022328, 0465022324, 9780465028429, 046502842X

Challenging both conservative and liberal myths about Betty Friedan's bestselling book, The Feminine Mystique, hist

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A strange stirring the Feminine mystique and American women at the dawn of the 1960s [Paperback first published]
 9780465022328, 0465022324, 9780465028429, 046502842X

Table of contents :
The unliberated 1960s --
Naming the problem: Friedan's message to American housewives --
After the first feminist wave: women from the 1920s through the 1940s --
The contradictions of womanhood in the 1950s --
"I thought I was crazy" --
The price of privilege: middle-class women and the feminine mystique --
African-American women, working-class women, and the feminine mystique --
Demystifying the Feminine mystique --
Women, men, marriage, and work today: is the feminine mystique dead?.

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