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Elaine May mounts a compelling argument about the relationship between the post-war rush into a new domesticity and the spread of Cold War ideology.
1 Containment at Home: Cold War, Warm Hearth 19
2 Depression: Hard Times at Home 39
3 War and Peace: Fanning the Home Fires 58
4 Explosive Issues: Sex, Women, and the Bomb 89
5 Brinkmanship: Sexual Containment on the Home Front 109
6 Baby Boom and Birth Control: The Reproductive Consensus 129
7 The Commodity Gap: Consumerism and the Modern Home 153
8 Hanging Together: For Better Or for Worse 174
9 The End of Containment: The Baby Boom Comes of Age 198
Epilogue Echoes of the Cold War: The Aftermath of September 11, 2001 217
Posted January 12, 2010
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