The Paradox of Change

The Paradox of Change : American Women in the 20th Century

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The Paradox of Change is a revised and updated version of William Chafe's classic study The American Woman (1972). Building on his original analysis of the experience of twentieth-century American women, Chafe now also considers the significance of the events of the last two decades. In a period which has seen the rise of both feminism and the New Right, American women have gradually entered more fully into economic and political life, though complete social and economic equality remains elusive. Tension between public and private roles; the increasing feminization of poverty; and the struggle to have both a family and career remain important unresolved issues, each constituting part of the 'paradox of change'.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 136.4 x 204.2 x 14mm | 253.8g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195044193
  • 9780195044195
  • 1,564,775

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`Lively writing, shrewd analysis, and a keen eye for anecdote make The Paradox of Change marvelously readable and powerfully instructive. Bill Chafe is an indispensable guide for those who seek to understand our history - and for those who wish to change it.'
Kinda K. Kerber, author of Women of the Republic
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About William H. Chafe

William H. Chafe is Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author of Women and Equality: Changing Patterns in American Culture, A History of Our Time: Readings on Postwar America, The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II, and Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina and the Black Struggle for Freedom.
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