Ordinary Lessons: Girlhoods of the 1950s (Counterpoints #43) (Paperback)

Ordinary Lessons: Girlhoods of the 1950s (Counterpoints #43) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Susan Douglas Franzosa (Editor) Cover Image
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This is book number 43 in the Counterpoints series.


The childhood memoirs contained in Ordinary Lessons are intended to complicate the conventional portrait of white middle-class girlhood in the American 1950s. As they look back to their own remembered lives in families, schools, and communities, the authors undermine the popular image of unproblematic happy days. Their stories uncover the commonalties as well as differences in the cultural landscape they inhabited and explore the constraints and possibilities of the ordinary lessons girls learned in the 1950s.

About the Author

The Editor: Susan Douglas Franzosa is Professor and Chair of the Department of Education at the University of New Hampshire. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy and Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Professor Franzosa is coauthor of Integrating Women's Studies into the Curriculum and editor and contributor to Civic Education: Its Limits and Conditions. 00

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820436692
ISBN-10: 0820436690
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: March 1st, 1999
Pages: 315
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints