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The “Mother Problem”: Up, Out, or Sidelined?

Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Ekman

in Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195182675
eISBN:
9780199944019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182675.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter suggests that most women are neither steadily rising to equal representation in top positions, nor dropping out in large numbers. Research shows that highly educated women rarely leave ... More


The “New Woman” and the Politics of Love, Marriage, and Divorce in Colonial Korea

Theodore Jun Yoo

in The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea: Education, Labor, and Health, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252882
eISBN:
9780520934153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252882.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes a small coterie of educated women who emerged in the 1920s, challenging tradition and crafting new gender roles and identities. The visibility of the “new woman” in the public ... More


Introduction: Between Cupid and Minerva

Lucia Mcmahon

in Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter considers the perceptions about women's education starting in the early nineteenth century. It details how a woman risked being labeled a pedant if she was too engrossed ... More


Work and Love in a Progressive Ebb Tide, 1919–1927

Robyn Muncy

in Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details events in Josephine Roche's life from 1919 to 1927. For several years after the war, Roche remained an itinerant reformer. In part, she moved around a lot because she had not yet ... More


Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Lucia McMahon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book narrates a story about how a generation of young women who enjoyed access to new educational opportunities made sense of their individual and social identities in an American nation marked ... More


Women on the Rise: Education and the Popular Press

Chie Ikeya

in Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834616
eISBN:
9780824871741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834616.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the rise of educated women in Burma during the 1920s and the contemporaneous introduction of the first women's column “Yuwadi sekku” (Young ladies' eyes) in Dagon Magazine. It ... More


“Various Subjects That Passed between Two Young Ladies of America”: Reconstructing Female Friendship

Lucia Mcmahon

in Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reexamines the various meanings that female friendship held for educated women in the early national period using the lifelong friendship between Eunice Callender and Sarah Ripley as a ... More


Women's Education and Family Behavior: Trends in Marriage, Divorce, and Fertility

Adam Isen and Betsey Stevenson

in Demography and the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the trends in marriage, divorce, and fertility among American women. It shows that over the past sixty years, marriage rates have fallen, divorce rates have increased, and ... More


“The Sweet Tranquility of Domestic Endearment”: Companionate Marriage

Lucia Mcmahon

in Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores how the ideals, expectations, and experiences of marriage reflected educated women's search for intellectual and emotional equality. Juxtaposing personal writings and ... More


“So Material a Change”: Revisiting Republican Motherhood

Lucia Mcmahon

in Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter considers the notion of republican motherhood, which sought to constrain women within the domestic sphere, and its influence on the educated women's search for mere equality. Educated ... More


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