Mothers and Work in Popular American Magazines

of working mothers could be refuted . These articles provided a ... Only good reports seem to surface and aid in relieving the guilt of the working mother . ... Because Mom was so busy , more responsibility came to the rest of us .

Author: Kathryn Keller

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UVA:X002736131

Category: Family & Relationships

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Drawing on articles appearing in popular women's magazines from 1950 to 1989, this study documents changes in justifications of gender-based divisions of labor in the home and workplace. The study details the types of rationalizations that have been used to reconcile one new familial arrangement--two-parent workers with traditional gender values that promote men as breadwinners/fathers and women as housewives/mothers. The study reveals that changes have taken place only within the context of being a good mother. A serious analysis of women's burden of being both breadwinner and homemaker, therefore, has not occurred. Women's magazines serve as moral guides for their readers, providing justifications for both working and nonworking readers. They rely heavily on experts to provide personal direction to their readers. This work is in the same vein as Susan Faludi's Backlash, which examines the use of the media in the control of gender ideologies.
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American Periodicals

"Mothers and Work as Presented in Popular American Magazines, 1950-1989." DAI 52 (1992): 3437 A. New School for Social Research. Vogt, Elizabeth L. "Honours of Mortality: The Career, Reputation and Achievement of Alice Meynell as a ...

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Working Mother

The magazine that helps career moms balance their personal and professional lives.

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The magazine that helps career moms balance their personal and professional lives.
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To Have and to Hold

Mothers and Work in Popular American Magazines. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1994. Kennedy, Susan Estabrook. If All We Did Was Weep at Home: A History of White Working-Class Women in America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1979.

Author: Jessica Weiss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226886718

Category: Family & Relationships

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Drawing on interviews with American couples from the 1950s to the 1980s, Weiss creates a dynamic portrait of family and social change in the postwar era. She then pairs these firsthand accounts with deft analysis of movies, magazines, and advice books from each decade, providing an intimate look at ordinary marriages in a time of sweeping cultural change. 8 halftones.
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Working Mother

The magazine that helps career moms balance their personal and professional lives.

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The magazine that helps career moms balance their personal and professional lives.
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Heading Home

... symbols of the supermom in American popular culture. In The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home, Hochschild describes the front cover of a September 1984 issue of the New York Times Magazine, featuring a young, ...

Author: Shani Orgad

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231545631

Category: Social Science

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Women in today’s advanced capitalist societies are encouraged to “lean in.” The media and government champion women’s empowerment. In a cultural climate where women can seemingly have it all, why do so many successful professional women—lawyers, financial managers, teachers, engineers, and others—give up their careers after having children and become stay-at-home mothers? How do they feel about their decision and what do their stories tell us about contemporary society? Heading Home reveals the stark gap between the promise of gender equality and women’s experience of continued injustice. Shani Orgad draws on in-depth, personal, and profoundly ambivalent interviews with highly educated London women who left paid employment to take care of their children while their husbands continued to work in high-powered jobs. Despite identifying the structural forces that maintain gender inequality, these women still struggle to articulate their decisions outside the narrow cultural ideals that devalue motherhood and individualize success and failure. Orgad juxtaposes these stories with media and policy depictions of women, work, and family, detailing how—even as their experiences fly in the face of fantasies of work-life balance and marriage as an egalitarian partnership—these women continue to interpret and judge themselves according to the ideals that are failing them. Rather than calling for women to transform their feelings and behavior, Heading Home argues that we must unmute and amplify women’s desire, disappointment, and rage, and demand social infrastructure that will bring about long-overdue equality both at work and at home.
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Black Women Gender Families

In her study of mothers and work in popular American magazines , Kathryn Keller ( 1994 ) argues that , in the 1950s , mothers who worked were considered maladjusted and their choice to work harmful . to the child's development .

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Weaving Work and Motherhood

Although more than two - thirds ( 70 percent ) of all married mothers with children under the age of eighteen are in the ... The general image of the " working mother " in popular magazines or in most scholarly discussions of work and ...

Author: Anita Ilta Garey

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566397006

Category: Business & Economics

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Garey focuses not on the corporate executives so often represented in ads but on the women in jobs that typify the majority of women's employment in the United States. Focusing on the health service industry Garey analyses what it means to be at once a mother who is employed and a worker with children. In the WOMEN AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY series.
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A Companion to the War Film

Posing children as endangered by working mothers, magazines elevated “Eight‐Hour Orphans,” or children of working mothers, to a grave concern at the war's end, whereas wartime American periodicals had encouraged women to work despite ...

Author: Douglas A. Cunningham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118288894

Category: Performing Arts

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A Companion to the War Film contains 27 original essays that examine all aspects of the genre, from the traditional war film, to the new global nature of conflicts, and the diverse formats that war stories assume in today’s digital culture. Includes new works from experienced and emerging scholars that expand the scope of the genre by applying fresh theoretical approaches and archival resources to the study of the war film Moves beyond the limited confines of “the combat film” to cover home-front films, international and foreign language films, and a range of conflicts and time periods Addresses complex questions of gender, race, forced internment, international terrorism, and war protest in films such as Full Metal Jacket, Good Kill, Grace is Gone, Gran Torino, The Messenger, Snow Falling on Cedars, So Proudly We Hail, Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War, Tender Comrade, and Zero Dark Thirty Provides a nuanced vision of war film that brings the genre firmly into the 21st Century and points the way for exciting future scholarship
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Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering

Kaplan , E. A. 1992. Motherhood and Representation . London : Routledge . Keller , K. 1994. Mothers and Work in Popular American Magazines . Westport , CT : Greenwood Press . Kyvik , S. 1990. “ Motherhood and Scientific Productivity .

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