By Hasia Diner,Shira Kohn,Rachel Kranson,Joyce Antler,Giovanna Del Negro,Daniel Horowitz,Rebecca Kobrin,Kathleen Laughlin,Raymond A Mohl,Audrey Nasar,Barbara Sicherman,Nancy Sinkoff,Judith Smith,Deborah Waxman,Rebecca Wolf

In The female Mystique, Jewish-raised Betty Friedan struck out opposed to a postwar American tradition that burdened ladies to play the function of subservient housewives. even though, Friedan by no means stated that many American ladies refused to retreat from public existence in the course of those years. Now, A Jewish female Mystique? examines how Jewish girls sought possibilities and created photographs that confounded the stereotypes and prescriptive ideology of the "feminine mystique."

As employees without or with pay, social justice activists, group developers, entertainers, and businesswomen, such a lot Jewish ladies championed duties outdoors their houses. Jewishness performed a job in shaping their offerings, shattering Friedan's assumptions approximately how middle-class girls lived within the postwar years. targeting usual Jewish ladies in addition to renowned figures corresponding to Judy Holliday, Jennie Grossinger, and Herman Wouk's fictional Marjorie Morningstar, top students discover the vast canvas upon which American Jewish ladies made their mark after the second one international War.

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