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Friedan, Betty
The feminine mystique / Betty Friedan ; [introduction by Gail Collins ; afterword by Anna Quindlen]
50th anniversary ed
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ1420 .F7 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Feminism -- United States
Women -- United States -- Social conditions
Women -- Psychology
Physical Description xxv, 562 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 517-541) and index
Contents The problem that has no name -- The happy housewife heroine -- The crisis in woman's identity -- The passionate journey -- The sexual solipsism of Sigmund Freud -- The functional freeze, the feminine protest, and Margaret Mead -- The sex-directed educators -- The mistaken choice -- The sexual sell -- Housewifery expands to fill the time available -- The sex-seekers -- Progressive dehumanization : the comfortable concentration camp -- The forfeited self -- A new life plan for women
Summary A fiftieth anniversary edition of the trailblazing women's reference shares anecdotes and interviews that were originally collected in the early 1960s to inspire women to develop their intellectual capabilities and reclaim lives beyond period conventions

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