Paragraph 2 line 1 Definition: A thick and hard part of skin that is generated by the skin inflation. I didn't feel as though the epilogue added anything to the book at all. Next time I will probably have them read the whole book, or at least I will add the intro in because it is solid. T I will admit, I read this for a class and never would have picked it up otherwise. Indeed she suggests that the reconfiguration of American society before and after the war- with the surge of women into the workplace and the earlier manifestations of a sexual revolution- made it more likely that marriage and birth rates would fall in peacetime.
The 1950s family must be understood within the larger political framework of the era. The problem with it is that while I am aware of the sexual symbology of the Cold War era I think it is going a bit overboard to define it by the sexual hang-ups of Caucasian-Americans. She also notes that women's roles at that time were very unlike those touted in the 1950's. The problem with it is that while I am aware of the sexual symbology of the Cold War era I think it is going a bit overboard to define it by the sexual hang-ups of Caucasian-Americans. May notes that, and this certainly speaks to my own experiences growing up toward the end of the Cold War, it is widely believed that the 1950s was the last hurrah of a longstanding form of the family. The book is a bit repetitive and the chronology is.
Her inclusion of photos and posters help illustrate her points. Anyone interested in the history of women will be very interested in this book. I read this for a class, but I would still recommend it for the stories found within, the engaging writing a true find in academia , and for its relevance in women's history. In some respects, the unfulfilled potentials of war time became an engine for reaction against those potentials. That is, were they all from a certain part of the country? They are an impediment to understanding it. Many of the survey respondent's comments were eye-opening and entertaining.
Behind these ideals were sexual insecurities, professional frustrations. I didn't feel like I was learning anything new by reading this. May writes more about housewives than anyone else, and The Feminine Mystique is all about the period when housewives realized they were being cheated out of um, their identities as unique individuals. Surrounded by consumer goods, the couple enters the bomb shelter for two weeks and will have nothing more for entertainment than canned goods and each other. If you like reading about second wave feminism, this book is a pretty ideal lead up to The Feminine Mystique. In this way, domestic containment and its therapeutic corollary undermined the potential for political activism and reinforced the chilling effects of anticommunism and the cold war consensus. Homeward Bound looks at the relationships of husbands and wives during the Cold War years.
Even though the characters did the opposite of what was expected and were quite amusing, the audience could relate to them because, before all the surprises were revealed the audience saw the characters as ordinary people. The book is a bit repetitive and the chronology is. May quite thoroughly lays out the occupational and economic changes for women workers both during and after the war. The Big Idea in the 50s was the containment of Communism. A young couple, recently married, chooses to spend their honeymoon in a bomb shelter.
Now one of Zeus' first objectives was to destroy the rice of men, who, until then, had been a primitive, unenlightened and miserable lot. May quite thoroughly lays out the occupational and economic changes for women workers both during and after the war. Yet this book is not about all American families; really it is just about white, and mostly Christian, families. The use of statistics was well apportioned, and May draws from several large-scale anthropological surveys of suburban life. She proposes a direct correlation between political containment and domestic containment. This however with the insecurity in the streets also did add up for the reason that women had to resolve being house wives.
She argues that these are new structures, in response to the pressures of the cold war and the radical activism of the 1930's, rather than a throwback to old forms of family. Behind these ideals were sexual insecurities, professional frustrations. Homeward Bound looks at the relationships of husbands and wives during the Cold War years. Parents contributed to the civic good through raising good children, rather than participating in public sphere debates. Homeward Bound also consists of amusing characters that the audience can relate to. This is such a great example of accessible cultural history. The author's novel also clarifies the structure of the 1950s marriage with its emphasis on both self-sacrifice and togetherness.
Instead, New Deal policies did not go far enough to redress workplace gender inequality and popular culture could not reconcile dual identities of mothers and wage-earners. In particular, it's pretty fascinating to hear the actual voices of '50s housewives. The problem with it is that while I am aware of the sexual symbology of the Cold War era I think it is going a bit overboard to define it by the sexual hang-ups of Caucasian-Americans. In fact, this treatment in particular could have been expanded to examine some of the very particular non-traditional roles women performed in military service at the time - for example, women serving as test pilots - which truly stretched the boundaries of mid-century notions of sexed occupations. Nuclear weapons, the Soviet Union etc. The book is widely researched and contained well researched information of the genesis of important American social history facet all through the cold war and the great depression impact aftermath.