From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America / Edition 1

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"Whether or not we've come a long way since then, this engaging study of courtship shows that at least half the fun is in reading about getting there." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Provides a vivid account of dating in America and chronicles a dramatic shift in patterns of courtship between the 1920's and the 1960's.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Whether or not we've come a long way since then, this engaging study of courtship shows that at least half the fun is in reading about getting there.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Whether or not we've come a long way since then, this engaging study of courtship shows that at least half the fun is in reading about getting there.

Booklist

As entertaining as it is informative. Bailey documents sources from Margaret Mead to advertising's hokey hype in her comprehensive analysis of the rituals of American amore, exploring the themes of 'control, competition, consumption, the sexual economy, etiquette and gender.'.

The Nation

A fascinating study of an important part of our recent past.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801839351
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1989
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 492,437
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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