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Title A Jewish feminine mystique? : Jewish women in postwar America / edited by Hasia R. Diner, Shira Kohn, and Rachel Kranson.
Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010.

Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Global Cultural Studies.
Project MUSE - Archive Jewish Studies Foundation.
Subject Jewish women -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Jewish women -- United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Diner, Hasia R.
Kohn, Shira M.
Kranson, Rachel.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 269 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Some of us were there before Betty : Jewish women and political activism in postwar Miami / Raymond A. Mohl -- The polishness of Lucy S. Dawidowicz's postwar Jewish Cold War / Nancy Sinkoff -- Our defense against despair : the progressive politics of the national council of Jewish women after World War II / Kathleen A. Laughlin -- It's good Americanism to join Hadassah : selling Hadassah in the postwar era / Rebecca Boim Wolf -- A lady sometimes blows the shofar : women's religious equality in the postwar reconstructionist movement / Deborah Waxman -- Beyond the myths of mobility and altruism : Jewish immigrant professionals and Jewish social welfare agencies in New York City, 1948-1954 / Rebecca Kobrin -- Negotiating new terrain : Egyptian women at home in America / Audrey Nasar -- The bad girls of Jewish comedy : gender, class, assimilation, and whiteness in postwar America / Giovanna P. Del Negro -- Judy Holliday's urban working girl characters in 1950s Hollywood film / Judith Smith -- The "gentle Jewish mother" who owned a luxury resort : the public image of Jennie Grossinger, 1954-1972 / Rachel Kranson -- Reading Marjorie Morningstar in the age of the feminine mystique and after / Barbara Sicherman -- We were ready to turn the world upside down : radical feminism and Jewish women / Joyce Antler -- Jewish women remaking American feminism : women remaking American Judaism : reflections on the life of Betty Friedan / Daniel Horowitz.
Summary In The Feminine Mystique, Jewish-raised Betty Friedan struck out against a postwar American culture that pressured women to play the role of subservient housewives. However, Friedan never acknowledged that many American women refused to retreat from public life during these years. Now, A Jewish Feminine Mystique? examines how Jewish women sought opportunities and created images that defied the stereotypes and prescriptive ideology of the "feminine mystique."
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813550305 (electronic bk.)
0813550300 (electronic bk.)
9780813547916 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813547911 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780813547923 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
081354792X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 761222304
Additional Format Print version: Jewish feminine mystique?. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010 (DLC) 2009043155 (OCoLC)461323820

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