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The book that changed the consciousness of a country'"and the world. 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. "[The Feminine Mystique] now feels both revolutionary and utterly contemporary. . . . Four decades later, millions of individual transformations later, there is still so much to learn from this book. . . . Those who think of it as solely a feminist manifesto ought to revisit its pages to get a sense of the magnitude of the research and reporting Friedan undertook."'"Anna Quindlen "The book that pulled the trigger on history."'"Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock"[A] bridge between conservative and radical elements in feminism, an ardent advocate of harmony and human values."'"Marilyn French, Esquire"One of those rare books we are endowed with only once in several decades."'"Amitai Etzioni, author of The Spirit of Community: The Reinvention of American Society

Synopsis:

The book that changed the consciousness of a country—and the world.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-422) and index.

About the Author

Betty Friedan founded NOW in 1966 and is the author of many books, including The Fountain of Age and Life So Far. She lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Metamorphosis: two generations later — Twenty years after — Problem that has no name — Happy housewife heroine — Crisis in woman's identity — Passionate journey — Sexual solipsism of Sigmund Freud — Functional freeze, the feminine protest, and Margaret Mead — Sex-directed educators — Mistake choice — Sexual sell — Housewifery expands to fill the time available — Sex-seekers — Progressive dehumanization: the comfortable concentration camp — Forfeited self — New life plan for women.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393322576
Introduction:
Quindlen, Anna
Author:
Quindlen, Anna
Author:
Friedan, Betty
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women -- Psychology.
Subject:
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 2002-1232-1
Publication Date:
20010917
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 in 0.965 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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