A review of the book homeward bound by elaine tyler may

But, as the years went by, they also found themselves bound to the home. For another, New Deal programs aimed to raise the male employment level, which often meant doing nothing for female employment.

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For those of us whose intellects were formulated during the postwar era, her book helps us understand who we are and from whence we came. But perhaps most important was the desire to solidify relationships and establish connections to the future when war made life so uncertain.

These comments, even more than the statistical data, seem to reveal that women were much less satisfied with the state of domestic affairs of the era. Basic Books,xi. Immediately after World War II, stable family life seemed necessary for national security, civil defense, and the struggle for supremacy over the Soviet Union.

Moser 3 postwar years and the widespread challenge to those roles by their children.

As May puts it, "women entered war production, but they did not give up on reproduction For another, New Deal programs aimed to raise the male employment level, which often meant doing nothing for female employment.

Moser 9 this was achieved through The Feminine Mystique which empowered women to find their voices.

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Moser 5 times of happiness and prosperity however the impending fear of a nuclear war with Russia became quite a hindrance. The American Pursuit of Cleanliness and the notion of what it means to be American — being clean is the only way to fight communism.

May has given us better, but for now this will have to do. There was a problem adding your email address. Moser 6 women, who were strong, autonomous, competent, and career-oriented. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, she taught at Princeton University from to But perhaps most important was the desire to solidify relationships and establish connections to the future when war made life so uncertain.

It was well written, documented, and researched. May discusses her sources in the introduction, all of which contribute significantly to her research. More tactically placed are the remaining sixteen photographs that adequately supplement each chapter with thorough explanatory notes.

Nixon promoted the ranch-style home as a means to defeat communism; it epitomized the secure lifestyle postwar Americans desired.

For one, according to May, "for all its affirmation of the emancipation of women, Hollywood fell short of pointing the way toward a restructured family that would incorporate independent women.

Homeward bound; american family in the cold war era 1. Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era Executive summary This is an article review of the book “Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era” which was authored by Elaine Tyler May a professor of American studies and history, and was published by Basic.

Book Review: Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era Caitlin Moser La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA Elaine Tyler May received her B.A. (), M.A. () and Ph. D.

() in United States History from the University of California in Los Angeles.

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May begins with an earlier moment of contingency: the Depression Era and World War II years. May argues that the greater individual autonomy of women during the Depression represented a lost opportunity for an alternative ideology to develop along the lines of a "dual breadwinner" model.

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Elaine Tyler May opened her book, Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era, with a description of a publicity stunt. A young couple, recently married, chooses to spend their honeymoon in a bomb shelter/5(55).

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