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Nurses' Questions / Women's Questions: The Impact of the Demographic Revolution and Feminism on United States Working Women, 1946-1986 (American University Studies Series Xxvii, Feminist Studies) Hardcover – August 1, 1996

ISBN-13: 000-0820427551 ISBN-10: 0820427551

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Product Details

  • Series: American University Studies Series Xxvii, Feminist Studies (Book 5)
  • Hardcover: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers (August 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820427551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820427553
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,158,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


«Leighow's story of how feminist ideas played themselves out in nursing's evolution and daily practice makes this a marvelous and informative little book that will be useful to a wide variety of historians interested in the most significant demographic revolution of the twentieth century - that in women's work - which has shaped the public and private sphere in myriad ways.» (Regina Morantz-Sanchez, The Journal of American History)

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In the forty year period after World War II, American women's roles and perceptions changed dramatically. Between 1946 and 1986 married females became a large and stable component of the labor force. During the late 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s, a growing number of these women adopted the beliefs of the re-emerging feminist movement. This study analyzes the impact of both the demographic revolution and the women's movement on postwar women workers. It also traces the rise of a conservative backlash and examines the reasons traditionalist women found feminism threatening. Nursing, a historically feminized occupation, is the prism through which postwar women are studied.

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