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Author Haggett, Ali

Title Desperate Housewives, Neuroses and the Domestic Environment, 1945-1970
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015


Description 1 online resource (250 pages)
Series Studies for the Society for the Social HIST of Medicine
Studies for the Society for the Social HIST of Medicine
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction; 1 Reflections on the Desperate Housewife; 2 The Art of Marriage: Marriage and Mothering during the Post-War Period; 3 The Housewife's Day: Personal Accounts of Housewifery and Mothering; 4 Lightening Troubled Minds: Mid-Twentieth Century Medical Understandings of Affective Disorders; 5 Not Something You Talk About: Personal Accounts of Anxiety and Depression; 6 For Ladies in Distress: Representations of Anxiety and Depression in the Medical and Popular Press; Conclusion; Appendix
Summary Although the figure of the 'desperate housewife' is familiar to us, Haggett suggests that many women in the 1950s and '60s led satisfying lives and that gender roles, while very different, were often seen as equal
Notes NotesWorks Cited; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-230) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Housewives -- Mental health -- History -- 20th century
Housewives -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Depression in women -- Social aspects
Sex role -- Health aspects -- History -- 20th century
Gender identity.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Depression -- history
Gender Identity
History, 20th Century
Neurotic Disorders -- history
Social Conditions -- history
Spouses -- history
Women's Health
sex role.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Women -- Health and hygiene
Gender identity
Housewives -- Mental health
Housewives -- Social conditions
SUBJECT United Kingdom
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317321071