Shrinking Violets And Caspar Milquetoasts

Author: Patricia McDaniel
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814761216
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Shrinking Violets And Caspar Milquetoasts from the Author: Patricia McDaniel. Since World War II Americans’ attitudes towards shyness have changed. The women’s movement and the sexual revolution raised questions about communication, self-expression, intimacy, and personality, leading to new concerns about shyness. At the same time, the growth of psychotherapy and the mental health industry brought shyness to the attention of professionals who began to regard it as an illness in need of a cure. But what is shyness? How is it related to gender, race, and class identities? And what does its stigmatization say about our culture? In Shrinking Violets and Caspar Milquetoasts, Patricia McDaniel tells the story of shyness. Using popular self-help books and magazine articles she shows how prevailing attitudes toward shyness frequently work to disempower women. She draws on evidence as diverse as 1950s views of shyness as a womanly virtue to contemporary views of shyness as a barrier to intimacy to highlight how cultural standards governing shyness reproduce and maintain power differences between and among women and men.

Die Effektive Bibliothek

Author: Klaus Hilgemann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110965208
Size: 26.62 MB
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Die Effektive Bibliothek from the Author: Klaus Hilgemann.

Broadcasting And Cable Yearbook 2000

Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher: R. R. Bowker
ISBN: 9780835242851
Size: 80.34 MB
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Broadcasting And Cable Yearbook 2000 from the Author: R R Bowker Publishing. This hefty annual reference provides a wide range of information on 2,236 television stations and 14,027 radio stations, as well as on cable and satellite systems, programming services, technological and professional services, industry associations and awards, and law and regulation and government a