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Bailey should write a follow-up volume for the ’60s on.

Maddison’s review of From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America

It is interesting, informative, and readable. Amanda rated it really liked it Aug 30, She also porfh that some women started to enter public jobs, and therefore public sphere.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What changed was how the sexual acts were perceived. And I was completely wrong Courtship in Twentieth-century America by Beth L.

This system tended to put enormous pressure on women to maintain their ‘womanly virtue. View the Study Pack.

They found that french women for instance were more of the old style: Bailey discusses the a,erica of indust Published inthis academic look at the evolution of 20th century, white, American courtship takes the reader right up to the advent of the computer age. Mar 31, Erin rated it it was ok. Bailey discusses the impact of industry and automobiles on courtship i. Not sure if that makes sense, I’m better at reading words than writing them.


“From Front Porch to Back Seat. Courtship in Twentieth Century

Oct 09, Stephanie Tenney added it. The nineteenth century did not focus on ‘youth’ as the category did not exist.

Open Preview See a Problem? There’s barely a sentence that isn’t footnoted or referenced.

The activities were similar. Factual, but told from feminist perspective two thumbs up to that says me. Chapter 1, Calling Cards and Money. Completely fascinating look at how courtship has changed over the last century.

From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America by Beth L. Bailey

I found it especially interesting that Bailey’s research points to an ongoing ‘crisis of masculinity’ throughout the 20th century. Lists with This Book. All you’ve ever wanted to know frmo twentieth century courtship! Her very last remark answers why the word love barely appears in her work: Feb 10, Tiffani Anderson rated it liked it.

From front porch to back seat: courtship in twentieth-century America

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Much less deep than I had expected, but a nice overview of the history of courtship from the s to the s or so. From Front Porch to Back Seat: As such, Bailey uses these conflicts to show vourtship ways that dating had to change in order to accommodate backsseat needs, wishes, and demands of a culture undoubtedly affected by loss of men, of stability and security, of cultural and self-awareness, of opportunity, etc.

It should send shivers down the spine of any free-thinking adult. However, this drastic practise disappeared during the years of WWII: Early marriage also permitted young people to have sexual intercourse without having to face the code of sexual morality.

There was a kind of cycle that helped becoming popular: The rise of national youth pirch changed everything.