The Feminine Mystique 978-0-393-06379-0, 0393063798, 978-0-393-34678-7, 0393346781, 978-0-393-23918-8

A fiftieth anniversary edition of the trailblazing women's reference shares anecdotes and interviews that were orig

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The Feminine Mystique
 978-0-393-06379-0, 0393063798, 978-0-393-34678-7, 0393346781, 978-0-393-23918-8

Table of contents :
Content: Introduction by Gail Collins --
Preface and acknowledgments --
The problem that has no name --
The happy housewife heroine --
The crisis in woman's identity --
The passionate journey --
The sexual solipsism of sigmund freud --
The functional freeze, the feminine protest, and margaret mead --
The sex-directed educators --
The mistaken choice --
The sexual sell --
Housewifery expands to fill the time available --
The sex-seekers --
Progressive dehumanization : the comfortable concentration camp --
The forfeited self --
A new life plan for women --
Epilogue --
Afterword by anna quindlen --
Thinking back and to the future --
Metamorphosis : two generations later --
Introduction to the tenth anniversary edition --
Notes --
Index --
Reading group guide.

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