The Fifties Mystique

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Fifties Mystique
  • Jessica Mann
  • English
  • 22 July 2018
  • 190887807X

About the Author: Jessica Mann

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The Fifties Mystique Many Young Women Long To Put The Clock Back To The Post War Years When Life Seemed Prettier And Nicer In This Book Jessica Mann Demolishes Such Preconceptions About Their Mothers Or Grandmothers Young Days, Showing That In Reality Life Was Uglier And NastierBorn Just Before WW, She Grew Up In The Post War Era Of Austerity, Restrictions And Hypocrisy, Before Anyone Even Dreamed Of Women S Lib The Fifties Mystique Is Both A Personal Memoir And A Polemic In Explaining The Lives Of Pre Feminists To The Post Feminists Of Today, Mann Discusses The Period S Very Different Attitudes To Sex, Childbirth, Motherhood And Work, Describes How She And Other Young Women Lived In That Distant World With Its Forgotten Restrictions And Warns Against Taking Hard Won Rights For Granted

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10 thoughts on “The Fifties Mystique

  1. Veronica says:

    This book didn t do much for me Too impersonal to be a memoir, not rigorous enough to be social history Mann quotes people without saying who they are or even giving any context for the quote She throws statistics around without giving a precise source And, at least for anyone over 50, there s nothing new here It s just depressing that every couple of generations, women have to discover what the point of feminism is all over again Some of the liberation that s been achieved hmm Young w This book didn t do much for me Too impersonal to be a memoir, not rigorous enough to be social history Mann quotes people without saying who they are or even giving any context for the quote She throws statistics around without giving a precise source And, at least for anyone over...

  2. Sarah says:

    Brilliant, I urge every woman to read this, then follow it up with Caitlin Moran s How to be a Woman Mann tells us how it really was in the 50s and why we shouldn t hanker after good old days that never existed Being a woman in the 50s w...

  3. Claire says:

    This book has a few faults but overall I enjoyed it I m not someone who longs for the simpler life of yesteryear, but still found this book enlightening in many ways The author does a fair job of illustrating how limited life and choices were for women, and highlights the difficulty of life then by comparison to modern life.There are issues, the author is not average and as this is by and large a personal memoir it diminishes her ability to fully portray life for many women in that era al This book has a few faults but overall I enjoyed it I m not someone who longs for the simpler life of yesteryear, but still found this ...

  4. Kerri Turner says:

    What an odd book this turned out to be Instead of the insight into the mind of a 1950s woman that was promised by the blurb, it seemedof a mish mash of opinions backed up with quotes from unnamed sources and fiction novels.I actually really enjoyed the aspects that talked about the 50s, which is where the three stars comes in Unfortunately, those parts probably only amounted to about a third of the book the rest is bogged down by hypercritical and sweeping judgements on today s women What an odd book this turned out to be Instead of the insight into the mind of a 1950s woman that was promised by the blurb, it seemedof a mish mash of opinions backed up with quotes from unnamed sources and fiction novels.I actually really enjoyed the aspects that talked about the 50s, which is where the three stars comes in Unfortunately, those parts probably only amounted to about a third of the book the rest is bogged down by hypercritical and sweeping judgements on today s women According to the author, all young women today want to live back in the 50s this is backed up by some study studies that are not directly referred to, and occasional chats with her own highly educated grandchildren who have apparently never read a history book or taken a history class in their lives Women of today are apparently astounded by the idea that abortions were not readily available in the late 40s early 50s, and that life as a housewife and mother did not just mean baking cupcakes in...

  5. Kazimiera pendrey says:

    T his was quite a good read but not quite as good as i felt it could have been I felt that the author made a lot of very generalised assumptions regarding women from very different backgrounds to her own but all in all an interesting read

  6. Arwen says:

    Struggled at times to maintain interest with this book, but on the whole it provided some fascinating insights into life for 1950s women.