College women in the nuclear age : cultural literacy and female identity, 1940-1960
Source:Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, N.J., p.236 (2012)
Call Number:Cubb LC1756 .F34 2012
Keywords:Feminism--United States--History--20th century, Sex differences in education--United States--History--20th century, Women college students--United States--History--20th century, Women--Education (Higher)--United States--History--20th century
Contents: Campus life in times of crisis: "greasy grinds," "coeds," and the limits of diversity -- "But dad!": campus life and critical thinking -- Not part of the crowd: career-oriented college women write about their goals, identity, and significant others -- Individualism and sexuality: why not to conform -- College women and the clash of mystiques -- Conclusion.
"In the popular imagination, American women during the time between the end of World War II and the 1960s--the era of the so-called 'feminine mystique'--were ultraconservative and passive. College Women in the Nuclear Age takes a fresh look at these women, showing them actively searching for their place in the world while engaging with the larger intellectual and political movements of the times."