Making marriage modern women's sexuality from the progressive era to World War II

Simmons describes the emergence of the 'companionate marriage' which incorporated birth control and an active sexual role for wives. While displacing Victorian marriage and femininity, the companionate ideal prevailed by the 1940s and set the standard against which second-wave feminists re...

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Main Author: Simmons, Christina
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2009, c2009
Series:Studies in the history of sexuality / Studies in the history of sexuality
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Simmons describes the emergence of the 'companionate marriage' which incorporated birth control and an active sexual role for wives. While displacing Victorian marriage and femininity, the companionate ideal prevailed by the 1940s and set the standard against which second-wave feminists rebelled
Physical Description:ix, 306 p. ill
ISBN:9780199869565