The Feminine Mystique

Friedan, Betty (Book - 2001)
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Landmark, groundbreaking, classic--these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name," that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since. A national bestseller, with over 1 million copies sold.
Authors: Friedan, Betty
Title: The feminine mystique
Publisher: New York : Norton, [2001]
Characteristics: 587 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Betty Friedan
Notes: "Featuring a reading group guide"-- Spine
"First published as a Norton paperback 2001." T.p. verso
Originally published: 1963
Contents: Introduction / Anna Quindlen
Metamorphosis : two generations later
Introduction to the tenth anniversary edition
The problem that has no name
The happy housewife heroine
The crisis in woman's identity
The passionate journey
The sexual solipsism of Sigmund Freud
The functional freeze, the feminine protest, and Margaret Mead
The sex-directed educators
The mistaken choice
The sexual sell
Housewifery expands to fill the time available
The sex-seekers
Progressive dehumanization : the comfortable concentration camp
The forfeited self
A new life plan for women
Reading group guide
ISBN: 9780393322576
Branch Call Number: 305.420973 F899f 2001b
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 533-557) and index
Subject Headings: United States Social conditions 1945- Women Psychology Women United States Social conditions Feminism United States
Topical Term: Women
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A ground-breaking text on the positions of women in society, how women got to be in that position and what kept them there.

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reading this along with my 17 year old little sister. shocking how much is still relevant today. and helpful to counter the arguments of some younger women who just don't get how far we've come.

Apr 19, 2011
  • scrittenden rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Feminine Mystique is still relevant and insightful in 2011. I highly recommend it.

Feb 01, 2011
  • Ag2009 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I look at current advertisement differently now. However in the ad world I don't think a whole lot has changed. The Mr. Clean commercials still show a woman standing proudly over her clean kitchen floor.


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