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Author Erdmans, Mary Patrice.

Title The Grasinski girls : the choices they had and the choices they made / Mary Patrice Erdmans, with the Grasinski girls
Published Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 290 pages) : illustrations
Series Ohio University Press Polish and Polish-American studies series
Ohio University Press Polish and Polish-American studies series.
Summary "The Grasinski Girls were working-class Americans of Polish descent, born in the 1920s and 1930s. They went to high school, married, and had children. For the most part, they stayed home to rear their children. And they were happy doing that. They took care of their appearance and their husbands, who took care of them. Like most women of their generation, they did not join the women's movement and today they either reject or shy away from feminism." "Using oral histories of her mother and aunts, Mary Erdmans examines the subtle complexities of the seemingly ordinary lives of white, Christian, working-class women in the post-World War II generation. Comparing the Grasinski sisters, at times, to women of her own postfeminist generation and situating them within the world of home and church, Professor Erdmans explores how gender, class, ethnicity, and religion shaped the choices that these women were given as well as the choices that they made."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Erdmans, Mary Patrice -- Family.
Grasinski family.
Polish American families -- Michigan -- Case studies.
Women, White -- Michigan -- Case studies.
Michigan -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004015018
ISBN 0821441612 (electronic bk.)
9780821441619 (electronic bk.)