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Young, white, and miserable : growing up female in the fifties /
Wini Breines.
edition
University of Chicago Press ed.
imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
description
xvii, 261 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0226072614 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
isbn
0226072614 (pbk. : alk. paper)
general note
Originally published: Boston : Beacon Press, 1992.
catalogue key
4585822
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-253) and index.
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InYoung, White, and MiserableWini Breines compellingly shows how the feminist movement of the 1960s found momentum in the seemingly peaceable time of the 1950s, and argues that mixed messages given to white middle class girls during this decade lent fuel to the fire that would later become feminism. Concluding with a look at the life and suicide of social scientist Anne Parsons, Breines gives us a poignant view of conditions that led to the women's movement.
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In Young, White, and Miserable Wini Breines compellingly shows how the feminist movement of the 1960s found momentum in the seemingly peaceable time of the 1950s, and argues that mixed messages given to white middle class girls during this decade lent fuel to the fire that would later become feminism. Concluding with a look at the life and suicide of social scientist Anne Parsons, Breines gives us a poignant view of conditions that led to the women's movement.
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Young, White, and Miserableis a critically acclaimed study that compellingly shows how the feminist movement of the 1960s found momentum in the seemingly peaceable time of the 1950s. Wini Breines explores white middle class America and argues that mixed messages given to girls during this decade lent fuel to the fire that would later become known as feminism. Concluding with a look at the life and suicide of social scientist Anne Parsons, this book is a poignant and important look into conditions that led to the women's movement.
Main Description
Young, White, and Miserable is a critically acclaimed study that compellingly shows how the feminist movement of the 1960s found momentum in the seemingly peaceable time of the 1950s. Wini Breines explores white middle class America and argues that mixed messages given to girls during this decade lent fuel to the fire that would later become known as feminism. Concluding with a look at the life and suicide of social scientist Anne Parsons, this book is a poignant and important look into conditions that led to the women's movement.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Experts' Fifties Women, Men, and Male Social Scientists
Family Legacies
Sexual Puzzles
The Other Fifties Beats, Bad Girls, and Rock and Roll
Alone in the Fifties Anne Parsons and the Feminine Mystique
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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