New PDF release: A Jewish Feminine Mystique?: Jewish Women in Postwar America

By Hasia Diner,Shira Kohn,Rachel Kranson,Joyce Antler,Giovanna Del Negro,Daniel Horowitz,Rebecca Kobrin,Kathleen Laughlin,Raymond A Mohl,Audrey Nasar,Barbara Sicherman,Nancy Sinkoff,Judith Smith,Deborah Waxman,Rebecca Wolf

ISBN-10: 0813547911

ISBN-13: 9780813547916

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ISBN-13: 9780813547923

In The female Mystique, Jewish-raised Betty Friedan struck out opposed to a postwar American tradition that burdened girls to play the function of subservient housewives. despite the fact that, Friedan by no means stated that many American ladies refused to retreat from public existence in the course of those years. Now, A Jewish female Mystique? examines how Jewish ladies sought possibilities and created pictures that rejected the stereotypes and prescriptive ideology of the "feminine mystique."

As employees without or with pay, social justice activists, neighborhood developers, entertainers, and businesswomen, so much Jewish ladies championed duties outdoors their houses. Jewishness performed a task in shaping their offerings, shattering Friedan's assumptions approximately how middle-class girls lived within the postwar years. targeting usual Jewish girls in addition to famous figures similar to Judy Holliday, Jennie Grossinger, and Herman Wouk's fictional Marjorie Morningstar, major students discover the large canvas upon which American Jewish ladies made their mark after the second one global War.

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