Cutural Perception of women
By: Odalys Camacho, Kyle, Maria
1. How was the role of women in society in traction during post-war period?
Women play a key role in preserving order and normalcy in the midst of chaos and destruction. They were also doing jobs man will do such as factories and industries. They also had to take the role of a mother and a father. They struggled to protect their families’ health.
2. Describe the ideal women according to Hollywood.
According with Hollywood the ideal women was the one who was in a nuclear family, if she wasn’t she will get punished if they refuse to stay in her place. They were also housewife.
3. What constrasting media images of femininity did the public receive during the post-war era?
All females were perfect, they didn’t seem like anything was wrong with them. They seem classy as they can be.
4. How might these images have affect Holden's perception of romantic interests?
It made it seem like every woman was perfect and he will look for the perfect female like it will show on the magazines. Making him have the wrong idea of a women.
5. List the following popular or "best of" items from 1951 with 2-3 examples of each.
Drive in theaters
Sock hops- Just people getting together to dance
The conical bra
The twist- a popular dance
6. What kind of music were most people listening to?
A lot of jazz and swing
7. Who and what were they seeing at the movies?
Examples of movies were
8. How was psychiatry viewed within mainstream America in the early 1950's? Is this different from today?
Is this different from today? Back in the day’s people will think you were crazy and isolated themselves from that one person. Now if you have mental issue or anything else involving sickness people will try to help you out instead of just living you alone.
While men were in war, women took over their jobs. Women were hard workers.
Women working in factories since men are in war women took over to work for their family like a man would do.
Not only women are good to stay home and care for their loved ones, now they get to work
• Women in film during the post-war era http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/noir/np02wwii.html
Life Magazine Covers 1949
• The Advertising Archives 1950 http://www.advertisingarchives.co.uk/?service=search&action=do_quick_search&language=en&mode=&q=1950+women&qw=&page=1&grid_layout=1&grid_thuWomen in the work force after World War II mb=20
• A short history of advertising http://www.flowofhistory.com/node/802
• Does Holden have PTSD? http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/afdiary/ptsd.htm
• A Clinical Assessment of Holden Caufield:http://charlescote.blogspot.com/2011/02/clinical-assessment-holden-caulfield.html