An Unconventional Family

An Unconventional Family

by Sandra Lipsitz Bem
     
 

In 1965, when psychologists Sandra and Daryl Bem met and married, they were determined to function as truly egalitarian partners and to raise their children in accordance with gender-liberated, anti-homophobic, and sex-positive feminist ideals. This book by Sandra Bem, an autobiographical account of the Bems' nearly 30-year marriage, is both a personal history of the… See more details below

Overview

In 1965, when psychologists Sandra and Daryl Bem met and married, they were determined to function as truly egalitarian partners and to raise their children in accordance with gender-liberated, anti-homophobic, and sex-positive feminist ideals. This book by Sandra Bem, an autobiographical account of the Bems' nearly 30-year marriage, is both a personal history of the Bems' past and a social history of a key period in feminism's past. It is also a look into feminism's future, because the Bems' children, Emily and Jeremy, now in their early 20s, speak in the book as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300074246
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Pt. 1Coming Together1
1Courtship3
2Why Daryl?19
Pt. 2Writing Our Own Script49
3Community of Family51
4Egalitarian Partnering69
5Feminist Child-Rearing102
6My Unorthodox Career137
Pt. 3Evaluating Our Experiment165
7Egalitarian Partnering Revisited167
8Feminist Child-Rearing Revisited178
Epilogue206

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