A 1950s Housewife

Author: Sheila M Hardy
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752469898
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Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. This book collects heartwarming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating postwar period.

Wives Of Steel

Author: Karen Olson
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271026855
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workforce by constructing gender identities for themselves that carried
considerable status in the 1950s and 1960s in the communities surrounding the
Point. Their daughters, hdwever, were beginning to be influenced by the new
gender identity emerging in the 1970s, because they had observed the price their
mothers had paid for economic dependence. As long as homemaker wives were
being supported by the relatively high wages of breadwinner husbands, there
were definite ...

To Have And To Hold

Author: Jessica Weiss
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226886718
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Drawing on interviews with American couples from the 1950s to the 1980s, Weiss creates a dynamic portrait of family and social change in the postwar era.

Women S Multiple Role Taking In The 1950s

Author: Michele A. Whitham
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Working with a sample of 946 white, married women, Towns end and Gurin found
that only the full-time housewife who wanted a career outside the home fit the
image of the frustrated homemaker suggested by previous research, and
concluded that role fit is an important mediator of personal satisfaction.^ A few
other scattered references to the role preference variable can be found in the
literature on women's employment. Moss and Plewis (1977), in their study of 180
London women ...

Marriage In Contemporary Japan

Author: Yoko Tokuhiro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135230323
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I would argue that the nature of the productive labour that women engage in has
changed, and that this has forced them to select between the mutually exclusive
roles of worker and housewife.1 This may suggest another reason for the
increase in delay or avoidance of marriage because women foresee difficulties in
carrying out both productive and reproductive labour. At the same time, the high
rate of economic growth enjoyed by Japan from the late 1950s to the early 1970s
made it ...

A Female Economy

Author: Mary Kinnear
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773517356
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As the Winnipeg alderman, Margaret McWilliams, declared in 1934: "A married
woman's first job is to run her house and family, and not until she has learned to
do that so smoothly that her absence for a meal does not upset the comfort of the
home, should she take an outside job."2 Almost all women, rural and urban, rich
and poor, accepted homemaking as women's work. By the 1950s, however, a
critique of the social and economic conditions surrounding women's
homemaking work ...

Housework And Housewives In American Advertising

Author: Jessamyn Neuhaus
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023033797X
Size: 21.34 MB
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Early soap ads and the first detergent marketing depicted housewives eagerly
embracing these products as a way to reduce the hard work of doing laundry but
also as an aid to good homemaking and care for the family. Advertising from the
1890s through the 1950s emphasized not only the almost magical ability ofa
soapproduct to thoroughly cleanclothes and linenswith ease,but also its ability
tohelpwives and mothers keep their families safeand healthy. Agency documents