Higher Education for Women in Postwar America, 1945-1965

Higher Education for Women in Postwar America, 1945-1965

by Linda Eisenmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801882613

ISBN-13: 9780801882616

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

"This history explores the nature of postwar advocacy for women's higher education, acknowledging its unique relationship to the expectations of the era and recognizing its particular type of adaptive activism. Linda Eisenmann illuminates the impact of this advocacy in the postwar era, identifying a link between women's activism during World War II and the women's…  See more details below

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"This history explores the nature of postwar advocacy for women's higher education, acknowledging its unique relationship to the expectations of the era and recognizing its particular type of adaptive activism. Linda Eisenmann illuminates the impact of this advocacy in the postwar era, identifying a link between women's activism during World War II and the women's movement of the late 1960s." Though the postwar period has been portrayed as an era of domestic retreat for women, Eisenmann finds otherwise as she explores institution building and gender awareness. In an era uncomfortable with feminism, this generation advocated individual decision making rather than collective action by professional women, generally conceding their complicated responsibilities as wives and mothers.

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ISBN-13:
9780801882616
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Postwar gender expectations and realities11
2Educators consider the postwar college woman43
3Research : the American Council on Education's Commission on the Education of Women87
4Practice : advocacy in women's professional organizations112
5Policy : the President's Commission on the Status of Women141
6Women's continuing education as an institutional response179
7The contributions and limitations of women's continuing education210

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