A Jewish feminine mystique? : Jewish women in postwar America / edited by Hasia R. Diner, Shira Kohn, and Rachel Kranson.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xi, 269 p.) : illISBN: 9780813550305 (electronic bk.); 0813550300 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): 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 centuryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Jewish feminine mystique?.DDC classification: 305.48/8924073 LOC classification: HQ1172 | .J49 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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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.
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."
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Author notes provided by SyndeticsHASIA R. DINER is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History and director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University. She is the author of numerous volumes, including We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 .
SHIRA KOHN and RACHEL KRANSON are doctoral candidates in New York University's joint Ph.D. program in history and Hebrew and Judaic studies.