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The Resource Gender roles in American life : a documentary history of political, social, and economic changes, Constance L. Shehan, editor

Gender roles in American life : a documentary history of political, social, and economic changes, Constance L. Shehan, editor

Label
Gender roles in American life : a documentary history of political, social, and economic changes
Title
Gender roles in American life
Title remainder
a documentary history of political, social, and economic changes
Statement of responsibility
Constance L. Shehan, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This two-volume set examines how the evolution of gender roles in the United States has changed family dynamics, business practices, and our concepts of womanhood and manhood as well as affected debates about equality, political and military service, and childrearing roles and practices. In the centuries that have passed since colonial America was first established, gender roles in American society have undergone massive transformations, with impacts that have been felt in every aspect of our culture. This evolution in gender roles has affected society in practically every conceivable manner, from family dynamics, the economy, and entertainment to business practices, how politics and military training are conducted, and childrearing roles and practices. In some places, it has sparked a tremendous backlash among Americans who see traditional gender roles as one of the country's foundational pillars. This set surveys all of these issues, making use of a wide assortment of primary documents to help readers understand the individuals, events, and ideas responsible for these changes in how American men, boys, women, and girls live, work, play, and relate to one another. These documents include speeches, testimony, and manifestos issued by prominent activists and commentators; recorded remarks of U.S. presidents and members of Congress; newspaper editorials, poems, short stories, and personal letters written by generations of American men and women; and passages from key Supreme Court decisions and legislation that have influenced gender roles--or were the result of evolving ideas regarding gender. Readers will also be able to consider first-hand the experiences of women and men who have been on the front lines of these changes, from stay-at-home dads to women in the military; government reports; and memoirs, essays, and other commentaries featuring different ideological perspectives on where men and women stand in American society in the 21st century. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1075.5.U6
LC item number
G4674 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Shehan, Constance L.
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  • Sex role
  • Sex role
  • United States
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Politics and government
  • Sex role
  • United States
Label
Gender roles in American life : a documentary history of political, social, and economic changes, Constance L. Shehan, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volume 1. 1775-1955 -- Volume 2. 1955-Present
Control code
1006524633
Extent
1 online resource (2 volumes (xix, 608 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440859595
Lccn
2017049486
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1006524633
Label
Gender roles in American life : a documentary history of political, social, and economic changes, Constance L. Shehan, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volume 1. 1775-1955 -- Volume 2. 1955-Present
Control code
1006524633
Extent
1 online resource (2 volumes (xix, 608 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440859595
Lccn
2017049486
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1006524633

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