Man’s World, Woman’s Place: A Study in Social Mythology

Finalist, National Book Awards 1972 for History

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ISBN 9780440551638
William Morrow & Co
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In this refreshing study of the role of women in our society, Elizabeth Janeway uses information from historians, sociologists, psychoanalysts and anthropologists. She finds that the idea of women as household drudges is barely three centuries old and, worse, confined largely to the middle class. She examines why society is so reluctant to abandon this notion, and finds the answer lies in a number of well-established social and psychological patterns.