Red War on the Family : Sex, Gender, and Americanism in the First Red ScareMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (234 p.)ISBN: 9781439908860Subject(s): Americanization -- History -- 20th century | Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Families -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Nationalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Sex -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Sex role -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Politics and government -- 1919-1933 | United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Red War on the Family : Sex, Gender, and Americanism in the First Red ScareDDC classification: 973.91 LOC classification: E743E743.5 .R89 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Americanism versus Bulshevism: The Red Scare and the Framing of Postwar American Culture; 2. "The Age of Woman in Revolt": Talking about Bolshevism by Talking about Women in Red Scare America, 1919-1923; 3. "Every Homeowner Is a Bulwark of Americanism and a Safeguard against Bolshevism": Constructions of Social Order and Working-Class Masculinity in the Postwar Own-Your-Own-Home Movement; 4. Getting "Personal and Intimate": The Americanization of Immigrant Family and Sexual Values
5. "The Perils Ahead Are Moral, not Economic": Modern Culture, Modern Marriage, and Americanism after 1924Conclusion; Notes; Index
In the 1920s, cultural and political reactions to the Red Scare in America contributed to a marked shift in the way Americans thought about sexuality, womanhood, manhood, and family life. The Russian Revolution prompted anxious Americans sensing a threat to social order to position heterosexuality, monogamy, and the family as a bulwark against radicalism. In her probing and engaging book, Red War on the Family, Erica Ryan traces the roots of sexual modernism and the history of antiradicalism and antifeminism. She illuminates how Americans responded to foreign and domestic threats and expressed nationalism by strengthening traditional gender and family roles-especially by imposing them on immigrant groups, workers, women, and young people. Ryan argues that the environment of political conformity in the 1920s was maintained in part through the quest for cultural and social conformity, exemplified by white, middle-class family life. Red War on the Family charts the ways Americanism both reinforced and was reinforced by these sexual and gender norms in the decades after World War I.
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