The Resource The paradox of change : American women in the 20th century, William H. Chafe

The paradox of change : American women in the 20th century, William H. Chafe

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The paradox of change : American women in the 20th century
Title
The paradox of change
Title remainder
American women in the 20th century
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William H. Chafe
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eng
Summary
With The Paradox of Change, Chafe builds on his classic work, taking full account of the events and scholarship of the last fifteen years, as he extends his analysis into the 1990s with the rise of feminism and the New Right. Chafe conveys all the subtleties of women's paradoxical position in the United States today, showing how women have gradually entered more fully into economic and political life, but without attaining complete social equality or economic justice. Despite the gains achieved by feminist activists during the 1970s and 1980s, the tensions continued to abound between public and private roles, and the gap separating ideals of equal opportunity from the reality of economic discrimination widened. Women may have gained some new rights in the last two decades, but the feminization of poverty has also soared, with women constituting 70% of the adult poor. Moreover, a resurgence of conservatism, symbolized by the triumph of Phyllis Shlafly's anti-ERA coalition, has cast in doubt even some of the new rights of women, such as reproductive freedom. Chafe captures these complexities and contradictions with a lively combination of representative anecdotes and archival research, all backed up by statistical studies. As in The American Woman, Chafe once again examines "woman's place" throughout the 20th century, but now with a more nuanced and inclusive approach. There are insightful portraits of the continuities of women's political activism from the Progressive era through the New Deal; of the contradictory gains and losses of the World War II years; and of the various kinds of feminism that emerged out of the tumult of the 1960s. Not least, there are narratives of all the significant struggles in which women have engaged during these last ninety years--for child care, for abortion rights, and for a chance to have both a family and a career. The Paradox of Change is a wide-ranging history of 20th-century women, thoroughly researched and incisively argued. It is essential for anyone who wants to learn more about how women have shaped, and been shaped by, modern America
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1942-
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Chafe, William H.
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1426
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.C45 1991
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1942-
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Chafe, William H.
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  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Women
  • Women's rights
  • Vrouwen
  • Feminisme
  • Frau
  • United States
  • USA
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The paradox of change : American women in the 20th century, William H. Chafe
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Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The American woman, 1972
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780195044188
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(acid-free paper)
Lccn
90043457
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (OCoLC)22181726
  • (OCoLC)ocm22181726
Label
The paradox of change : American women in the 20th century, William H. Chafe
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The American woman, 1972
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780195044188
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
90043457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22181726
  • (OCoLC)ocm22181726

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