Fear and Conventionality

Fear and Conventionality

by Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons
     
 

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Widely admired by cultural critics and the avant garde when it was first published, Fear and Conventionality broke new ground for American anthropology. In it, Elsie Clews Parsons turns a cool and ironic eye on the mores and customs of her own upper-class New York society. A modern mind at the turn of the century, Parsons challenged social conventions about gender and…  See more details below

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Widely admired by cultural critics and the avant garde when it was first published, Fear and Conventionality broke new ground for American anthropology. In it, Elsie Clews Parsons turns a cool and ironic eye on the mores and customs of her own upper-class New York society. A modern mind at the turn of the century, Parsons challenged social conventions about gender and family as part of the new feminist movement. Witty, graceful, and impassioned, this book will be of interest to social and cultural historians and anyone interested in early twentieth-century America.

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ISBN-13:
9781290810128
Publisher:
HardPress Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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