Women of the 1960s

More Than Mini Skirts, Pills and Pop Music

Sheila Hardy

* The aim of the book is to dispel some of the myths that have been perpetuated about the so-called Swinging Sixties based on material gathered from a representative cross section of women throughout the country who lived through the decade.

* It is not intended as an academic, statistical survey of the period, neither is it an individual memoir.
Date Published :
May 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473834392
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.21 X 6.14 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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This book gives a new perspective on the life of women in the 1960s, contrary to the widely accepted vision of a Swinging Sixties full of Sex, Drugs and Rock ’n’ Roll. It was certainly a progressive decade, bringing many life changing events, especially for women.

This book looks at the experiences of teenagers, young career women and those married with young children, especially those based outside of London and so away from the main hedonistic influences of the day. Much of the information included in the book comes from the surprisingly honest and generous contributions of women of the 1960s whom have provided information through interviews and questionnaires. This ensures that the book has covered a wide range of women and experiences, including both women known to Sheila and strangers.

Topics included: Life after school, career choices, life after work, eating in and out, teenagers, sex, marriage, fashion and finance, women’s liberation, travel and current affairs such as the Cold War and feared nuclear attacks.

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