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Pleck, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Hafkin) 1945-

Works: 35 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 11,162 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth H Pleck
Cinderella dreams : the allure of the lavish wedding by Cele Otnes( )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish wedding marries two of the most sacred tenets of American culture - romantic love and excessive consumption. This work offers a look at the historical, social and psychological strains that come together to make it the most important cultural ritual in contemporary consumer culture
Love of freedom : Black women in colonial and revolutionary New England by Catherine Adams( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title looks at how African women in colonial and revolutionary New England sought not only legal emancipation from slavery but defined freedom more broadly to include spiritual, familial, and economic dimensions
A Heritage of her own : toward a new social history of American women by Nancy F Cott( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic tyranny : the making of social policy against family violence from colonial times to the present by Elizabeth H Pleck( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book chronicles the rise and demise of legal, political, and medical campaigns against domestic violence from colonial times to the present. Based on in-depth research into court records, newspaper accounts, and autobiographies, this book argues that the single most consistent barrier to reform against domestic violence has been the Family Ideal -- that is, ideas about family privacy, conjugal and parental rights, and family stability. This edition features a new introduction surveying the multinational and cultural themes now present in recent historical writing about family violence
Celebrating the family : ethnicity, consumer culture, and family rituals by Elizabeth H Pleck( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pleck examines changes in the way Americans celebrate holidays like Christmas or birthdays
Celebrate Thanksgiving by Deborah Heiligman( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the world over people celebrate the harvest, Thanksgiving in the United States is a unique event. Includes recipe for "PhilPa's Cranberry & Peach Preserves."
The American man by Elizabeth H Pleck( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not just roommates : cohabitation after the sexual revolution by Elizabeth H Pleck( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The late twentieth century has seen a fantastic expansion of personal, sexual, and domestic liberties in the United States. In Not Just Roommates, Elizabeth H. Pleck explores the rise of cohabitation, and the changing social norms that have allowed cohabitation to become the chosen lifestyle of more than fifteen million Americans. Despite this growing social acceptance, Pleck contends that when it comes to the law, cohabitors have been, and continue to be, treated as second-class citizens, subjected to discriminatory laws, limited privacy, a lack of political representation, and little hope for change. Because cohabitation is not a sexual identity, Pleck argues, cohabitors face the legal discrimination of a population with no group identity, no civil rights movement, no legal defense organizations, and, often, no consciousness of being discriminated against. Through in-depth research in written sources and interviews, Pleck shines a light on the emergence of cohabitation in American culture, its complex history, and its unpleasant realities in the present day"--Provided by publisher
Black migration and poverty, Boston, 1865-1900 by Elizabeth H Pleck( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legacies book : a companion volume to the audiocourse Legacies--a history of women and the family in America, 1607-1870 by Elizabeth H Pleck( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical overview of American gender roles and relations from precolonial times to the present by Elizabeth H Pleck( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoring women to history : materials for U.S. II( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rape and the politics of race, 1865-1910 by Elizabeth H Pleck( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the defeat of the ERA by Elizabeth H Pleck( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black migration to Boston in the late-nineteenth century by Elizabeth H Pleck( )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Not by might, nor by power, but by spirit': the global reform efforts of the Young Women's Christian Association of the United States, 1895-1939 by Karen E Phoenix( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My dissertation uses the activities of the United States Young Women⁰́₉s Christian Association (USYWCA) as a case study to explore U.S. cultural imperialism in India, Argentina, the Philippines, and Nigeria. USYWCA Secretaries aspired to create an apolitical and non-governmental space, which I have labeled ⁰́Y-space.⁰́₊ According to its proponents, Y-space would not only be located in physical places and programs, but would also extend to create a global fellowship of women. Liberal, emancipatory, and ecumenical, this space would be tied in Christian fellowship to other organizations such as the Young Men⁰́₉s Christian Association and the World Student Christian Federation. However, it would also ideally reach beyond a purely religious fellowship. USYWCA Secretaries intended that Y-space would be a feminist space, which would advance women⁰́₉s interests and equality with men. They envisioned Y-space as modern, egalitarian, and based in voluntary association that valued individualism and was ultimately generated from the grass-roots. USYWCA Secretaries also envisioned Y-space as transformative, as it enabled women to absorb a common sensibility, regardless of their geographic location. Women within Y-space would therefore be cosmopolitan and color blind, valuing women from diverse classes, races, and nations. Because USYWCA Secretaries generally eschewed rhetorics of nation and empire, they tended to view their efforts as politically neutral and even at times anti-imperial. However, I find their efforts to be more mixed and nuanced. Each of the chapters therefore addresses not only the intentions of the USYWCA Secretaries, but also the ways that their attempts to achieve Y-space often served to bolster or perpetuate existing race, class, and national hierarchies. In chapter one, I assess the efforts of USYWCA Secretaries to establish Y-space in the United States. While the Secretaries generally believed that they were meeting the needs of women and that their programs were egalitarian and democratic, I find that their efforts had racial and class limits, and often excluded poor and non-white women. Chapter two examines the USYWCA Secretaries⁰́₉ attempts to create a type of egalitarian and multicultural Social Gospel in India. However, I find that they were unable to transcend their colonial context, and despite their anti-imperial protestations, they served the interests of the British Empire. Chapter three considers the YWCA⁰́₉s building in Buenos Aires, which USYWCA Secretaries intended would help women enter the public sphere by providing a physically safe place for migrating women and a socially respectable space for working women. However, rather than serving the needs of poor women or women from Buenos Aires, the YWCA focused its efforts on the needs of white-collar and Euro-American women, and it served the interests of U.S. and British capital in Argentina. In the Philippines, the subject of chapter four, YWCA recreation programs appeared to value Filipinas and to overturn many colonial assumptions. However, these programs were also geared to facilitate women⁰́₉s internalization of colonial constructions of the body, establish U.S. women as experts, and perpetuate national difference and colonial culture. In the final chapter, I examine the activities of Celestine Smith, the only African-American USYWCA Secretary to go abroad with the YWCA prior to World War II. In Nigeria, Smith attempted to create the same types of programs that the USYWCA developed elsewhere. However, the USYWCA refused to support her work⁰́₄not only because the overtly race-based British colonialism in Nigeria disrupted USYWCA Secretaries⁰́₉ sense of Y-space as race-blind, but also because white USYWCA leaders were unable to fully confront their own racism. Taken together, these case studies show that although the USYWCA Secretaries viewed their projects as both liberatory and exceptional, their work tended to advance U.S. interests. First, while USYWCA Secretaries believed that they were creating an apolitical and value-free space, Y-space was rooted in their conception that women should aspire to U.S. standards, regardless of who the women were or where they were located. This meant that the end goal of Y-space was Americanization, and it served imperial political functions that the Secretaries failed to recognize. For example, while USYWCA Secretaries perceived themselves as being exceptionally inclusive⁰́₄particularly when compared against the exclusivity of other Euro-American entities⁰́₄there were ways in which they maintained exclusivity. Whereas they saw themselves as anti-imperial, not only did they depend upon existing colonial structures, but they also often contributed to them. While they saw themselves as cosmopolitan, they advanced U.S. national interests as well as those of individual women. Second, once in the various locations⁰́₄spanning different geographic, economic, and political contexts⁰́₄USYWCA Secretaries had to contend with the politics of these places, which were often already deeply intertwined with both formal and informal colonial infrastructures. Because of this, Y-space could not escape local politics, either in the United States, where politics had a great deal to do with racial segregation and immigration, or outside of the United States, where the U.S. was a formal imperial power, an economic power, and a participant in the early 20th century global imperial system that was dominated by Great Britain. This meant that the USYWCA⁰́₉s work was intraimperial, rather than apolitical. The importance of this research goes beyond the insights it provides into the USYWCA and its international programs. The case of the USYWCA⁰́₉s work abroad reveals how the denial of empire contributed to multiple forms of it: cultural transformation, economic dominance, direct colonial rule, and intraimperial collaborations
Kwanzaa : the making of a black nationalist tradition, 1966-1990 by Elizabeth H Pleck( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battered data syndrome : a reply to Steinmetz( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seeking Female Sexual Emancipation and the Writing of Women's History( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : One of Louise Tilly's most widely cited articles was "Women's Work and European Fertility Patterns" (1976), coauthored with Joan Scott and Miriam Cohen. The subject of the article was a major increase in female illegitimacy at the time of the Industrial Revolution, which Tilly regarded as an instance of female vulnerability caused by isolation and urban migration. Surveys of recent writings by American and British historians about this subject suggest the impact of contemporary attitudes toward female sexual autonomy. This literature offers a far more positive portrait of the causes and consequences of female illegitimacy than Tilly provided
Black migration to Boston in the late-nineteenth century by Elizabeth H Pleck( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Cinderella dreams : the allure of the lavish wedding
Love of freedom : Black women in colonial and revolutionary New EnglandDomestic tyranny : the making of social policy against family violence from colonial times to the presentCelebrating the family : ethnicity, consumer culture, and family ritualsCelebrate Thanksgiving
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