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The Resource Bad girls : young women, sex, and rebellion before the sixties, Amanda H. Littauer

Bad girls : young women, sex, and rebellion before the sixties, Amanda H. Littauer

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Bad girls : young women, sex, and rebellion before the sixties
Title
Bad girls
Title remainder
young women, sex, and rebellion before the sixties
Statement of responsibility
Amanda H. Littauer
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this innovative and revealing study of midcentury American sex and culture, Amanda Littauer traces the origins of the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s. She argues that sexual liberation was much more than a reaction to 1950s repression because it largely involved the mainstreaming of a counterculture already on the rise among girls and young women decades earlier. From World War II-era "victory girls" to teen lesbians in the 1940s and 1950s, these nonconforming women and girls navigated and resisted intense social and interpersonal pressures to fit existing mores, using the upheavals of the era to pursue new sexual freedoms. Building on a new generation of research on postwar society, Littauer tells the history of diverse young women who stood at the center of major cultural change and helped transform a society bound by conservative sexual morality into one more open to individualism, plurality, and pleasure in modern sexual life"--Publisher description
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Summary
Argues that the "sexual revolution" of the nineteen-sixties can be traced to the women of postwar America redefining themselves and their sexual lives
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10450805
Cataloging source
DLC
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Littauer, Amanda H
Dewey number
306.7082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Gender and American culture
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  • Sex customs
  • Women
  • Sex customs
  • Women
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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young women, sex, and rebellion before the sixties
Label
Bad girls : young women, sex, and rebellion before the sixties, Amanda H. Littauer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: what are we waiting for?
  • Victory girls : sex, mobility, and adventure on the home front
  • B-girls : soliciting drinks and negotiating sex in mid-century bars
  • Tearing off the veil : women and girls respond to the Kinsey report
  • Going steady : permissiveness, petting, and premarital sex in the 1950s
  • Someone to love : teen girls, queer desire, and contested meanings of immaturity in the 1950s
  • Conclusion: feminist sexual futures
Control code
ocn900867964
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781469623788
Lccn
2014048351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900867964
Label
Bad girls : young women, sex, and rebellion before the sixties, Amanda H. Littauer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: what are we waiting for?
  • Victory girls : sex, mobility, and adventure on the home front
  • B-girls : soliciting drinks and negotiating sex in mid-century bars
  • Tearing off the veil : women and girls respond to the Kinsey report
  • Going steady : permissiveness, petting, and premarital sex in the 1950s
  • Someone to love : teen girls, queer desire, and contested meanings of immaturity in the 1950s
  • Conclusion: feminist sexual futures
Control code
ocn900867964
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781469623788
Lccn
2014048351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900867964

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