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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
"Every aspect of life in the United States is - and has long been - influenced by gender. Women and men have experienced life differently, in terms of their rights and responsibilities within families and outside the home. Social scientists use the term "gender roles" to refer to the expectations for behavior (and to a certain extent, personality traits) associated with being female or male. Gender roles are socially constructed; that is, they are not biologically determined. Expectations for the behavior and personality characteristics of men and women vary across time and place. These expectations are buttressed by the structure of each society. Built into laws and policies, as well as religious texts, the institutions of every society strongly shape the opportunities and limitations associated with gender. As societal institutions change, gender roles change accordingly. Factors that have influenced gender roles throughout American history include religion, the economic base, technology, legislation and Supreme Court decisions, and demographic trends. Unexpected events such as wars and natural disasters can also influence changes in gender roles; sometimes these effects are short-lived, but at other times they are more permanent." --Introduction (page xiii)
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1075.5.U6
LC item number
G4674 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shehan, Constance L.,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role
  • Sex role
  • United States
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Sex role
  • United States
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • USA
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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1. 1775-1954 -- volume 2. 1955-Present
  • VOLUME 1 -- Ch. 1. 1775-1850: divisions of labor in an agrarian nation -- Ch. 2. 1850-1900: the Civil War, emancipation, and progress toward women's rights -- Ch. 3. 1900-1930: the progressive era in the United States: no vote, no voice -- Ch. 4. 1930-1955: the Great Depression, the New Deal, World Ward II, and its aftermath
  • VOLUME 2 -- Ch. 5. 1955-1979: pushing gender boundaries -- Ch 6. 1975-1990: accelerating gender role changes at work and at home -- Ch. 7. 1990-2008: gains for women's rights amid calls for a return to traditional gender roles -- Ch. 8. 2008-present: the fight to restore women's rights
Control code
1006528187
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
2 volumes (xix, 608 pages)
Isbn
9781440859618
Lccn
2017039203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006528187
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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1. 1775-1954 -- volume 2. 1955-Present
  • VOLUME 1 -- Ch. 1. 1775-1850: divisions of labor in an agrarian nation -- Ch. 2. 1850-1900: the Civil War, emancipation, and progress toward women's rights -- Ch. 3. 1900-1930: the progressive era in the United States: no vote, no voice -- Ch. 4. 1930-1955: the Great Depression, the New Deal, World Ward II, and its aftermath
  • VOLUME 2 -- Ch. 5. 1955-1979: pushing gender boundaries -- Ch 6. 1975-1990: accelerating gender role changes at work and at home -- Ch. 7. 1990-2008: gains for women's rights amid calls for a return to traditional gender roles -- Ch. 8. 2008-present: the fight to restore women's rights
Control code
1006528187
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
2 volumes (xix, 608 pages)
Isbn
9781440859618
Lccn
2017039203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006528187

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