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The Feminine Mystique (original 1963; edition 1971)
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan (1963)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393322572, Paperback)
The book that changed the consciousness of a country—and the world.Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name," that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since. A national bestseller, with over 1 million copies sold.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:46:38 -0400)
FEMINISM. When Betty Friedan produced "The Feminine Mystique" in 1963, she could not have realized how the discovery and debate of her contemporaries' general malaise would shake up society. Victims of a false belief system, these women were following strict social convention by loyally conforming to the pretty image of the magazines, and found themselves forced to seek meaning in their lives only through a family and a home. Friedan's controversial book about these women - and every woman - would ultimately set Second Wave feminism in motion and begin the battle for equality. This groundbreaking and life-changing work remains just as powerful, important and true as it was forty-five years ago, and is essential reading both as a historical document and as a study of women living in a man's world.
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Three editions of this book were published by Audible.com.
An edition of this book was published by W.W. Norton.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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