Daughters of the Great Depression: Women, Work, and Fiction in the American 1930s Laura Hapke

ISBN: 9780820319087

Published: January 1st 1997

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312 pages


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Daughters of the Great Depression: Women, Work, and Fiction in the American 1930s  by  Laura Hapke

Daughters of the Great Depression: Women, Work, and Fiction in the American 1930s by Laura Hapke
January 1st 1997 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 312 pages | ISBN: 9780820319087 | 7.55 Mb

Daughters of the Great Depression is a reinterpretation of more than fifty well-known and rediscovered works of Depression-era fiction that illuminate one of the decades central conflicts: whether to include women in the hard-pressed workforce orMoreDaughters of the Great Depression is a reinterpretation of more than fifty well-known and rediscovered works of Depression-era fiction that illuminate one of the decades central conflicts: whether to include women in the hard-pressed workforce or relegate them to a literal or figurative home sphere.Laura Hapke argues that working women, from industrial wage earners to business professionals, were the literary and cultural scapegoats of the 1930s.

In locating these key texts in the dont steal a job from a man furor of the time, she draws on a wealth of material not usually considered by literary scholars, including articles on gender and the job controversy- Labor Department Womens Bureau statistics- true romance stories and fallen woman films- studies of African American womens wage earning- and Fortune magazine pronouncements on white-collar womanhood.A valuable revisionist study, Daughters of the Great Depression shows how fictions working heroines--so often cast as earth mothers, flawed mothers, lesser comrades, harlots, martyrs, love slaves, and manly or apologetic professionals--joined their real-life counterparts to negotiate the misogynistic labor climate of the 1930s.



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