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Just a Housewife: The Rise and Fall of Domesticity in America / Edition 1
     

Just a Housewife: The Rise and Fall of Domesticity in America / Edition 1

by Glenna Matthews
 

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ISBN-10: 0195059255

ISBN-13: 9780195059250

Pub. Date: 04/28/1989

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This volume depicts the changing attitudes towards domesticity in this country, from widespread reverence for the home in the nineteenth century to the lack of respect and attention that house-wives have received and continue to receive in this century. Examining novels, letters, popular magazines, and cookbooks, Matthews argues that the culture of professionalism in

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This volume depicts the changing attitudes towards domesticity in this country, from widespread reverence for the home in the nineteenth century to the lack of respect and attention that house-wives have received and continue to receive in this century. Examining novels, letters, popular magazines, and cookbooks, Matthews argues that the culture of professionalism in the late nineteenth century and the culture of consumption that came to fruition in the 1920s combined to kill off the "cult of domesticity".

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ISBN-13:
9780195059250
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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