The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2011 - Social Science - 224 pages
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An explanation of recent sexual culture and the loosening of marriage bonds over the past 20 years.
  

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Review: The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment

User Review  - Stewart - Goodreads

Those who have experienced and/or read about the past 60 years in American life would probably agree that the institution of marriage has changed dramatically. Men and women are marrying later, some ... Read full review

Review: The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment

User Review  - Carl Hesler - Goodreads

4.5 stars. I skipped the chapter on Playboy (didn't want to read it), but the rest was excellent. I say "excellent" because it was well-written and well-researched. Also, Ehrenreich's analysis of ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION Why Women Married
1
BREADWINNERS AND LOSERS Sanctions
14
EARLY REBELS The Gray Flannel
29
PLAYBOY JOINS THE BATTLE
42
REASONS OF THE HEART Cardiology
68
FROM CONFORMITY TO GROWTH
88
TIIE MALE REVOLT REDEEMED
117
BACKLASH The Antifeminist Assault
144
I1 CONCLUSION For Women Surviving
169
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Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch. She lives in Virginia.

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