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Feb 24 notes modernism, sexuality and birth control

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Department
History
Course
HIS 146
Professor
Dr.Reumann
Semester
Spring

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2/24/14 National Popular Culture in the 1920’s and 30’s Advice literature (early 20 century) -> reasons for increase • New topics (especially sexuality) • Anonymous- writer=”typical” • Social change- new rules/ norms • Leisure, $$ • Education • Confusion • Family -> declining importance (their thoughts on a subject didn’t matter as much as the peers) Letters to Carolyn Van Wyck • All about heterosexual dating/ courting o Social life o Dating, Romance o $$ • Golddigger o Writer wanted reassurance o Carolyn said it’s a bad idea to be a golddigger, even if colleagues are Letters to Deidre • Japanese-American • Bachelorettes in different cultures o Similar to debates on “new woman” o Want to date but also remember tradition Modernism and Sexuality in the 1920’s Marriage • Remained central to women’s lives, but type of marriage changed • Companionate marriage o Spouses should be friends and lovers • Trial marriage o Live together for 6mos – 1yr to see if marriage could work o Trial basis Decline in births:
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