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The Feminization of American Culture This Modern Classic By One Of Our Leading Scholars Seeks To Explain The Values Prevalent In Today S Mass Culture By Tracing Them Back To Their Roots In The Victorian Era As Religion Lost Its Hold On The Public Mind, Clergymen And Educated Women, Powerless And Insignificant In The Society Of The Time, Together Exerted A Profound Effect On The Only Areas Open To Their Influence The Arts And Literature Women Wrote Books That Idealized The Very Qualities That Kept Them Powerless Timidity, Piety, And A Disdain For Competition Sentimental Values That Permeated Popular Literature Continue To Influence Modern Culture, Preoccupied As It Is With Glamour, Banal Melodrama, And Mindless Consumption.This New Paperback Edition, With A New Preface, Will Reach Yet Readers With Its Persuasive And Provocative Theory Richard Bernstein Of The New York Times Said Her Remarkable Scholarship Is Going To Set The Standard For A Long Time To Come.

!!> EPUB ❄ The Feminization of American Culture  ✿ Author Ann  Douglas – Pccare247.us
  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Feminization of American Culture
  • Ann Douglas
  • English
  • 05 November 2017
  • 0374525587

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  1. says:

    The premise here was immediately interesting to me The partnership between the clergy and women created a sentimental society during the Victorian period in America Unfortunately the book turned intoof a Who s Who in the clergy world than I cared to read Things picked up primarily towards the end during the chapters about Margaret Sanger and I can t believe I m about to say this Herman Melville.It s hard to really nail down what t...


  2. says:

    An excellent study in the ironies of mass culture in its early years Douglas shows a generation of early 19th century liberal ministers and a younger generation of women writers collaborating to promulgate an ideal of the gentle and the nurturing in American life But, she argues, these writers merely tried to soften the edges of an aggressive, patriarchal, and capitalist culture they failed to communicate an ideology that would actually challenge that culture Ministers and women retreated to An excellent study in the ironies of mass culture in ...


  3. says:

    This is a worthwhile book in that Ann Douglas presents an intriguing explanation for the rise of Victorian sentimentality and its enduring effects on American culture at large She focuses on the lives of liberal Christian ministers Unitarians, Universalists, a few Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and others and of popular women authors in America of the 1820s 1880s or so It is remarkable to see how entirely the ministerial vocation succumbed to a sentimental version of Christianity, mostly devo This is a worthwhile book in that Ann Douglas presents an intriguing explanation for the rise of Victorian sentimentality and its enduring effects on American culture at large She focuses on the lives of liberal Christian ministers Unitarians, Universalists, a few Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and others and of popular women authors in America of the 1820s 1880s or so It is remarkable to see how entirely...


  4. says:

    Quoted positively in Why Ministers Must Be Men p 44.


  5. says:

    This book might as well be titled The Sentimentilization of American Culture because what author Ann Douglas identifies is not a promotion of genuine feminine virtues but a sad parody of them as found in Victorian America s literature and religious culture Sentimentality is inherently nostalgic and anti intellectual, and its embrace by any socie...


  6. says:

    Douglas makes the argument that modern twentieth century mass culture is rooted in Victorian sentimentality She contends that American clergy and women were displaced from their practical roles in American society at the beginning of the 19th century, and that as a result both groups turned to literary pursuits These literary pursuits, according to Douglas, engendered a mass sentimentalist culture to replace waning religiosity, which idealized feminine qualities of piety, motherhood, and m Douglas makes the argument that modern twentieth century mass culture is rooted in Victorian sentimentality She contends that American clergy and women were displaced from their practical roles in American society at the beginning of the 19th century, and that as a result both groups turned to literary pursuits These literary pursuits, according to Douglas, engendered a mass sentimentalist culture to replace waning religiosity, which idealized feminine qualities of piety, motherhood, and mourning as a means of religious influence, that simultaneously limited women s social roles She closes her study with case studies of Margaret Fuller and Herman Melville as oppositional figures, who were limited by the dominant ...


  7. says:

    Ann Douglas has a way with wordseven when she casually concludes that _Pierre s_ Isabel seems retarded, a bit like Faulkner s Benjy in _The Sound and the Fury_ 313 For the most part, I do agree with her general argument about the feminization of American culture that resulted from the rise of sentimental literatu...


  8. says:

    Douglas explores how women, especially women writers, forced the shift from in American culture from a rigid, partiarchal, Calvanist society, to a sentimental, feminized, Evangelical society in the 19th c...


  9. says:

    Wonderful book Most reviews of 20th century feminism only go back to the 1950s or 60s Douglas goes all the way back to the early 19th century and traces the rise of Victorianism as early feminism She then shows mid 20th c...


  10. says:

    If I were to re read this book, I might not rate this book as highly, because the 1980 s version of feminism was to disown much of what is feminine rather than value it on par with what is masculine.

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