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The Resource Mysteries of sex : tracing women and men through American history, Mary P. Ryan, (electronic resource)

Mysteries of sex : tracing women and men through American history, Mary P. Ryan, (electronic resource)

Label
Mysteries of sex : tracing women and men through American history
Title
Mysteries of sex
Title remainder
tracing women and men through American history
Statement of responsibility
Mary P. Ryan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a sweeping synthesis of American history, Mary Ryan demonstrates how the meaning of male and female has evolved, changed, and varied over a span of 500 years and across major social and ethnic boundaries. She traces how, at select moments in history, perceptions of sex difference were translated into complex and mutable patterns for differentiating women and men. How those distinctions were drawn and redrawn affected the course of American history more generally. Ryan recounts the construction of a modern gender regime that sharply separated male from female and created modes of exclusion and inequity
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Mary P
Dewey number
305.420973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Men
  • Feminism
  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
Label
Mysteries of sex : tracing women and men through American history, Mary P. Ryan, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-408) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Making sex in America : 1500-1900 -- 1. Where have the corn mothers gone? : Americans encounter the Europeans -- The coordinates of gender : asymmetry, the relations of the sexes, and hierarchy -- The sexual frontier -- Warriors and farmers on the gender frontier -- 2. Who baked that apple pie and when? : how domesticity conquered American culture -- The prehistory of feminine domesticity : 1620-1692 -- Between patriarchy and domesticity : 1750-1840 -- Homemaking in antebellum and Victorian America -- 3. How did race get colored? : gender and sexuality in the American South -- How slavery became colored African American -- The gendering of slave society -- Civil war and the reconstruction of race and gender -- The sexual politics of Jim Crow -- pt. II. Dividing the public realm -- 4. What is the sex of citizenship? : engendering the American political tradition from the Revolution to the New Deal -- When citizenship was male : 1776-1865 -- The mother as citizen : segregated and secondary -- The woman citizen goes to Washington -- Second-class citizenship : male and female -- pt. III. Women remake gender in the twentieth century -- 5. How do you get from home to work to equity? : 1900-1960 -- Who made the woman worker? : an overview -- The new woman goes to work : 1890-1940 -- A private detour through the 1920s -- The next generation combines work and family : the 1940s and 1950s -- The mystery of the feminine mystique -- 6. Where does sex divide? : feminism, sexuality, and the structures of gender since 1960 -- The second wave of feminism : 1960-1970 -- Sexual revolution and gay rights -- Restructuring gender differences : 1980-2000 -- 7. Where in the world is the border between male and female? : immigration and generation in the twentieth century -- The generations of gender -- New immigrants meet postmodernity : 1965-2000 -- Joining together to remake male, female, and America
Control code
ocn232568517
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807876688
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232568517
Label
Mysteries of sex : tracing women and men through American history, Mary P. Ryan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-408) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Making sex in America : 1500-1900 -- 1. Where have the corn mothers gone? : Americans encounter the Europeans -- The coordinates of gender : asymmetry, the relations of the sexes, and hierarchy -- The sexual frontier -- Warriors and farmers on the gender frontier -- 2. Who baked that apple pie and when? : how domesticity conquered American culture -- The prehistory of feminine domesticity : 1620-1692 -- Between patriarchy and domesticity : 1750-1840 -- Homemaking in antebellum and Victorian America -- 3. How did race get colored? : gender and sexuality in the American South -- How slavery became colored African American -- The gendering of slave society -- Civil war and the reconstruction of race and gender -- The sexual politics of Jim Crow -- pt. II. Dividing the public realm -- 4. What is the sex of citizenship? : engendering the American political tradition from the Revolution to the New Deal -- When citizenship was male : 1776-1865 -- The mother as citizen : segregated and secondary -- The woman citizen goes to Washington -- Second-class citizenship : male and female -- pt. III. Women remake gender in the twentieth century -- 5. How do you get from home to work to equity? : 1900-1960 -- Who made the woman worker? : an overview -- The new woman goes to work : 1890-1940 -- A private detour through the 1920s -- The next generation combines work and family : the 1940s and 1950s -- The mystery of the feminine mystique -- 6. Where does sex divide? : feminism, sexuality, and the structures of gender since 1960 -- The second wave of feminism : 1960-1970 -- Sexual revolution and gay rights -- Restructuring gender differences : 1980-2000 -- 7. Where in the world is the border between male and female? : immigration and generation in the twentieth century -- The generations of gender -- New immigrants meet postmodernity : 1965-2000 -- Joining together to remake male, female, and America
Control code
ocn232568517
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807876688
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232568517

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