Not June Cleaver

9781566391719: Paperback
Release Date: 26th May 1994

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 424

Series Critical Perspectives On The P

Temple University Press

Not June Cleaver

Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960

Paperback / £28.99

A denouncement of the housewife stereotype imposed on post-Warld War II women

"Not June Cleaver reconsiders the roles of women as mothers, workers, activists, unionists and pacifists and read together these fine essays signify a systematic devaluation of women that eventually manifested itself in the coming of age of the women's movement."
Publishers Weekly

"An astonishingly successful effort to rewrite the history of American women in the postwar era... [that] challenges well-established interpretations of postwar gender ideology, shows how gender politics were integral to Cold War politics, and complicates and deepens our understanding of postwar women...—working and middle-class, Chicana, white, black, and Asian...and essential text for historians of the Cold War and postwar gender politics"
George Chauncey, University of Chicago