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978-0-226-07261-6 / 9780226072616

Young, White, and Miserable: Growing Up Female in the Fifties

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Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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.

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