A Jewish Feminine Mystique?: Jewish Women in Postwar America by Hasia Diner,Shira Kohn,Rachel Kranson,Joyce Antler,Giovanna

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

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. even if, Friedan by no means stated that many American girls refused to retreat from public lifestyles in the course of those years. Now, A Jewish female Mystique? examines how Jewish girls sought possibilities and created photos that rejected the stereotypes and prescriptive ideology of the "feminine mystique."

As staff without or with pay, social justice activists, group developers, entertainers, and businesswomen, such a lot Jewish ladies championed tasks outdoors their houses. Jewishness performed a job in shaping their offerings, shattering Friedan's assumptions approximately how middle-class girls lived within the postwar years. concentrating on usual Jewish girls in addition to widespread figures reminiscent of Judy Holliday, Jennie Grossinger, and Herman Wouk's fictional Marjorie Morningstar, major students discover the vast canvas upon which American Jewish ladies made their mark after the second one global War.

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