Women in Modern America

ISBN-10: 0155063502
ISBN-13: 9780155063501
Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Lois W. Banner
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Book details

List price: $135.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Investigate the ways in which notions of gender difference have changed over time with WOMEN IN MODERN AMERICA. This book examines the broad themes that have shaped women's experiences in the United States from 1890 to the present day, as well as how a wide variety of women have both created and responded to shifting, often controversial cultural, political, and social roles.

Preface
About the Author
The Emergence of the Modern American Woman, 1890
Women's Status in 1890
Legal Codes
Educational Opportunities
Medicine and Sexuality
A "Strange New Note"
Aging Women and Menopause
Women's Romantic Friendships
The Middle-Class Family
Employment
Inventors and Entrepreneurs
Discrimination Against Working Women
Discrimination in the Professions: Feminization
The Male Response: Masculinization
Rural and Urban Women
Rural Women of the Midwest, South, and Southwest
Urban Working Conditions
Immigration and Ethnicity Across the Nation
European Immigration and Women's Work
Asian Immigration
Chinese Immigration
Japanese Immigration
Korean and Filipino Immigration
Race and Representation
African American Women
Native American Women
Women and the Columbian Centennial of 1893
Organizers and Innovators: Reformers, Feminists, Union Leaders, and Suffragists, 1890-1920
Women's Rights and Progressivism: A Case of Give and Take
The Organizations: Growth and Changing Goals
A Broad Spectrum
Progressive Reform and Settlement Houses
The "Female Dominion" of Reform
Women's Frailty, Special Legislation, and Maternal Feminism
Racism and Elitism in Anglo-American Women's Organizations
Diversity in Ethnic and Black Women's Organizations
The Artists
The Radicals
The New Scholars
Feminist Action Groups: A Faint Voice
Two Generations
Strikes and Unionists
The Consumers' League and the Women's Trade Union League
The New Sensuality
The Suffragists
Suffrage Deceived
Suffrage Achieved
Women and World War I
The Final Victory
Freedom or Disillusionment? the 1920S
Antifeminist Undercurrents and Feminist Conservatism
Sexuality
"Flaming Youth"--New Liberties, New Repressions, and Old Attitudes
Conservatism and Eugenics
Women at Work: Progress and Setbacks
Married Women at Work
Professional Women
Artists and Writers of Achievement
Mexican Immigration: Women, Work, and Acculturation
Working Women
Labor Unions in a Conservative Era
Women's Organizations in the 1920s
Women's Organizations in Transition
The Sheppard-Towner Act: Successes and Failures
The New Heroines
Women in the Depression and War Era, 193-1945
Feminism and Women's Organizations
Southern Women and the Antilynching Movement
Eleanor Roosevelt
The Women's Network and New Deal Programs
The NRA and New Deal Discrimination Against Women
Changes for the Working Woman
African American and Hispanic Women
Unions in an Age of Depression
The Importance of the Communist Party
Sexuality and Security
Marriage and Family in an Insecure Age
Lesbians and Gays: Oppressed Minorities
Popular Culture
Fashionable Appearances and Contradictions
Strong Women: Soaps, Sleuths, and Scarlett
Imagining Movies: West, Westerns, and Censorship
Race and Popular Culture
Women as Part of the War Effort During World War II
Women Take on Male Roles
Film Noir and Anxious Roles
Limitations During the War
Work After the War
Rebel Youth
A Conservative Era, 1945-1960
Anticommunism
Women Under Attack
Domesticity and the Family
The Back-to-the-Home Movement
The Evidence from Popular Culture
Styles in Dress
Movies
Television
Sex and Childrearing
A Sexual Underside
Playboy and Barbie
Feminism in the 1950s
New Economic, Demographic, and Medical Factors
The New Trends and the Persistence of Discrimination
Conformity and Male Discontent
The Youth Rebellion
The Civil Rights Movement
Progress and Backlash, the 1960s and 1970s
New Faces and New Music
Hippies and "Swinging Singles"
The Formation of NOW
The Feminist Movement After NOW
Discrimination Against Women
Sexuality and Power: Women's Bodies
Feminism: Cultural Impacts
Feminist Spirituality
Movies and Television: A Wasteland for Women
Minority Protest
Native Americans
Mexican Americans, Hispanics, Latinos
African Americans
Lesbians, Gays, and the Stonewall Riot
Legislative and Legal Successes
The Feminist Movement: United and Divided
Marriage and the Family; "Equality" Versus "Difference" Feminists
The Sex Wars
Lesbians
Women of Color
Feminist Achievements and the Houston National Women's Conference
Backlash
The New Right
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Backlash in the Media, in Appearances, and in Advertising
Disco and Punk
Recent Immigration
The Third Wave, 1980-2004
Politics Become Conservative
Backlash Continues
The Emergence of New Styles
Fashions, Advertising, and Disco
Rap and Hip-hop
Madonna
The Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas Scandal
Feminism Takes New Forms
"Unobtrusive Mobilization" and the Military
Postmodernism
The Clinton Presidency
Generational Conflict
Third-Wave Feminism
The Recent Situation
The George W. Bush Presidency
Women and Aging in Contemporary Times
The Present: Revolutionary or Not?
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Index

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