Sentenced to Everyday Life: Feminism and the Housewife Lesley Johnson

ISBN: 9781845200329

Published: January 15th 2005

Paperback

256 pages


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Sentenced to Everyday Life: Feminism and the Housewife  by  Lesley Johnson

Sentenced to Everyday Life: Feminism and the Housewife by Lesley Johnson
January 15th 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781845200329 | 9.79 Mb

The history of the housewife is a complicated and uneasy narrative, rife with contradictions, tensions, and unanswered questions. What is the relationship between women and the home? And why are women reluctant to call themselves housewives? StartingMoreThe history of the housewife is a complicated and uneasy narrative, rife with contradictions, tensions, and unanswered questions.

What is the relationship between women and the home? And why are women reluctant to call themselves housewives? Starting with an exploration of why 1940s housewives became associated with drudgery, this book examines how magazines and advertising articulated connected women with the domestic sphere, while 1950s films explored the shifting boundaries between social, family, and individual desires and constraints for women. Johnson and Lloyd also study the home as a site of boredom, and the balance between work and family in the modern world.

By situating their examination in a still unresolved and contemporary topic, Johnson and Lloyd offer us both a backward glance and a forward-looking perspective into domesticity and the modern self.



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