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Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era

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Publisher Comments:

In the 1950s, the term ”containment” referred to the foreign policy-driven containment of Communism and atomic proliferation. Yet in Homeward Bound May demonstrates that there was also a domestic version of containment where the ”sphere of influence” was the home. Within its walls, potentially dangerous social forces might be tamed, securing the fulfilling life to which postwar women and men aspired. Homeward Bound tells the story of domestic containment - how it emerged, how it affected the lives of those who tried to conform to it, and how it unraveled in the wake of the Vietnam eras assault on Cold War culture, when unwed mothers, feminists, and ”secular humanists” became the new ”enemy.” This revised and updated edition includes the latest information on race, the culture wars, and current cultural and political controversies of the post-Cold War era.

Synopsis:

Uncovering startling connections between the Cold War and its effect on American family life, this classic of Cold War literature challenges assumptions about the ”happy days” of the 1950s.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465030545
Subtitle:
Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity
Publisher:
Basic Books
Author:
May, Elaine T.
Author:
May, Elaine Tyler
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Baby boom generation
Subject:
Baby boom generation -- United States.
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
19881009
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xi, 284 p.

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History and Social Science » American Studies » 50s, 60s, and 70s

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Uncovering startling connections between the Cold War and its effect on American family life, this classic of Cold War literature challenges assumptions about the ”happy days” of the 1950s.
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