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Unformatted text preview: the book Not June Cleaver, editor Joanne Meyerowitz shows us what times were really like. From short passages from Not June Cleaver, it can be easily understood that things were not as they seemed. To start things off, the typical American image of the fifties housewife is a middle-aged, attractive woman who stays home with the children while the father brings in the income. However, as Xiaolan describes in his article that women and children were just as important as men in terms of family income. Xiaolan says that, [Men] could no longer independently play their traditional role of the familys sole provider and public representative (Meyerowitz, 24). That being said, the financial situations for many families force the women and children in to work contradictory to what a typical middle-class housewife is perceived as....
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course HST 328 taught by Professor Horohoe during the Spring '08 term at ASU.
- Spring '08