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

 
 
 
 
Young, White, and Miserable: Growing Up Female in the Fifties
Author: Wini Breines
ISBN 13: 9780226072616
ISBN 10: 226072614
Edition: 1
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
List Price: $25.00
 
 

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.

Publishers Weekly

In a revelatory look at the young women's culture of the '50s, Breines contends that the frustrated women of that generation were unheralded pioneers of the women's movement. (Jan.)