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Title: Changes in sexual identities
Author(s): Lopata, Helena Z.; Shields, Gerald R.
Subject(s): Sex roles Change
Abstract: Includes a response by Gerald R. Shields. American society is in the early stages of a very dramatic revolution in the world of work and in its relation to the rest of human life. The foundation for this revolution lies in the development of a relatively stabilized, urbanized, industrialized or postindustrial as it is now called middle class population and culture. Its seeds were the movement of the 1960s, which questioned traditional views of the family, or work, and of our whole value system with its strong emphasis on the economic institution. The youth movement may not have directly revolutionized the "establishment," but it did raise some questions. The now-adult participants, as well as the youth of the 1970s, are not as heavily committed to hard work and making money nor to upward mobility as were the immigrants and the following two (or more) generations, which adhered to the Protestant work ethic with its puritanical rigidity and saw obvious rewards in pulling themselves out of the ghetto and into the "good life."
Issue Date: 1978
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In G.S. Bonn and S.Faibisoff (eds) Changing times, changing libraries (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 14-17, 1976): 131-143.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (22nd : 1976)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/520
ISBN: 0-87845-0475-5
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-10
 

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