Inventing the Modern American Family

Inventing the Modern American Family

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Family is the foundation of society, and debates on family norms have always touched the very heart of America. This volume investigates the negotiations and transformations of family values and gender norms in the twentieth century as they relate to the overarching processes of social change of that period. By combining long-term approaches with innovative analysis, Inventing the a€œModern American Familya€ transcends not only the classical dichotomies between women's studies and masculinity studies, but also contribute substantially to the history of gender and culture in the United States.The past still mattered to the Daughters, but they no longer spent large sums of money on expensive monuments or commemorative celebrations of the heroes and heroines of the revolutionary era . Instead, they sponsored essay contests at anbsp;...

Title:Inventing the Modern American Family
Author:Isabel Heinemann
Publisher:Campus Verlag - 2012-05


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