by William Henry ChafeWhen William Chafe's "The American Woman" was published in 1972, it was hailed as a breakthrough in the study of women in this century. But much has happened in the last two decades - both in terms of scholarship, and in the lives of American women. 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. 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.
|Title||The Paradox of Change|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|Author||William Henry Chafe|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press, USA|
|File size||2.7 Mb|
|Book rating||4.26 (9 votes)