The Home

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Home is a scathing attack on the domesticity of women in the early 20th century. Her central argument, that "the economic independence and specialization of women is essential to the improvement of marriage, motherhood, domestic industry, and racial improvement" resonates in this work. Throughout, she maintains that the liberation of women—and of children and of men, for that matter—requires getting women out of the house, both practically and ideologically. AltaMira Press is proud ...

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The Home

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Overview

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Home is a scathing attack on the domesticity of women in the early 20th century. Her central argument, that "the economic independence and specialization of women is essential to the improvement of marriage, motherhood, domestic industry, and racial improvement" resonates in this work. Throughout, she maintains that the liberation of women—and of children and of men, for that matter—requires getting women out of the house, both practically and ideologically. AltaMira Press is proud to reprint this provocative work and introduce Charlotte Perkins Gilman to a new generation of students and feminist scholars.

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Editorial Reviews

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Six decades before Betty Friedan's groundbreaking work, well-known American writer Gilman (1860-1935), arguably more famous for her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," wrote that a woman's arbitrary confinement in the home makes her less of a person, and that a mental myopia comes over her as she focuses only on the proximate to the exclusion of the visionary. The 1903 edition, published by McClure, Phillips, is reproduced from the original pages. It contains neither index nor bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Journal Of Occupational Studies, Nov. 2003, Vol. 10, No. 3 - Valerie Wright-St. Clair
What makes this book different is its temporal context. . . . I became fascinated by the description of a woman's lifeworld within a 'typical' middle-class, American home of only 100 years ago. . . . The Home: Its Work and Influence can be considered a classic in gender studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781502474650
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/23/2014
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prolific American writer and feminist theorist who wrote over two hundred short stories, including 'The Yellow Wallpaper' (1892), a stark account of a young mother's mental breakdown. Michael S. Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at State University of New York, Stony Brook.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the AltaMira Press Edition
I Introductory 3
II The Evolution of the Home 14
III Domestic Mythology 36
IV Present Conditions 62
V The Home as a Workshop. I. The Housewife 82
VI The Home as a Workshop. II. The Housemaid 104
VII Home-Cooking 124
VIII Domestic Art 143
IX Domestic Ethics 160
X Domestic Entertainment 184
XI The Lady of the House 206
XII The Child at Home 230
XIII The Girl at Home 252
XIV Home Influence on Men 272
XV Home and Social Progress 300
XVI Lines of Advance 323
XVII Results 342
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