From Front Porch to Back SeatFrom Front Porch to Back Seat

" -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 'One day, the 1920s story goes, a young man asked a city girl if he might call on her. We know nothing else about the man or the girl--only that, when he arrived, she had her hat on.

Author: Beth L. Bailey

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801839351


Page: 209

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"Whether or not we've come a long way since then, this engaging study of courtship shows that at least half the fun is in reading about getting there." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

American Families Past and PresentAmerican Families Past and Present

In this chapter from her book From Front Porch to Backseat , on the history of dating in the United States , Beth Bailey explains the transformation in the mate selection process from a system of courtship to one of dating .

Author: Susan M. Ross

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813538181


Page: 356

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Bringing together essays by twenty-one distinguished scholars who have helped shape the field of family sociology in the last decade, this interdisciplinary anthology examines variation within family experience, especially as it has evolved across racial, ethnic, social, gender, and generational lines. The essays place historical and institutional frameworks at the center of the discussion. In-depth chapter introductions along with critical questions to spark class discussion make this an ideal text for courses focusing on family composition, trends, and controversies in the United States.

Winnipeg BeachWinnipeg Beach

35Beth Bailey, From Front Porch to Back Seat (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988), 13. 36Angela Bathing, J. Latham, and Other “Packaging Performances Woman: of Female The Concurrent 'Nudity,'” Journal Rise of of Beauty ...

Author: Dale Barbour

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 9780887554346


Page: 264

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During the first half of the twentieth century, Winnipeg Beach proudly marketed itself as the Coney Island of the West. Located just north of Manitoba’s bustling capital, it drew 40,000 visitors a day and served as an important intersection between classes, ethnic communities, and perhaps most importantly, between genders. In Winnipeg Beach, Dale Barbour takes us into the heart of this turn-of-the-century resort area and introduces us to some of the people who worked, played and lived in the resort. Through photographs, interviews, and newspaper clippings he presents a lively history of this resort area and its surprising role in the evolution of local courtship and dating practices, from the commoditization of the courting experience by the Canadian Pacific Railway's “Moonlight Specials,” through the development of an elaborate amusement area that encouraged public dating, and to its eventual demise amid the moral panic over sexual behaviour during the 1950s and ‘60s.

Popular EugenicsPopular Eugenics

Bailey, From Front Porch to Back Seat, 125–27. 84. Rockwood, “Eugenics Education in Secondary Schools and Colleges,” 387–88. 85. Bailey, From Front Porch to Back Seat, 125–27. 86. Winifred Mallon, “Colleges Heed Pleas for Study of the ...

Author: Susan Currell

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821416914


Page: 417

View: 366

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Learning to ForgetLearning to Forget

Beth L. Bailey's characterization stresses the leading edge of change and so pronounces “dead” the custom of calling by the mid-1920s, but her evidence is based on middle-class popular literature; Bailey, From Front Porch to Back Seat: ...

Author: Stephen Lassonde

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300128901


Page: 317

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div This book offers an insightful view of the complex relations between home and school in the working-class immigrant Italian community of New Haven, Connecticut. Through the lenses of history, sociology, and education, Learning to Forget presents a highly readable account of cross-generational experiences during the period from 1870 to 1940, chronicling one generation’s suspicions toward public education and another’s need to assimilate. Through careful research Lassonde finds that not all working class parents were enthusiastic supporters of education. Not only did the time and energy spent in school restrict children’s potential financial contributions to the family, but attitudes that children encountered in school often ran counter to the family’s traditional values. Legally mandated education and child labor laws eventually resolved these conflicts, but not without considerable reluctance and resistance. /DIV

The Search to BelongThe Search to Belong

The Evolution of the American Front Porch:The Study of an American Cultural Object, ... Beth L. Bailey, From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989), 4.

Author: Joseph R. Myers

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310863885


Page: 194

View: 518

A practical guide for those struggling to build a community of believers in a culture that wants to experience belonging over believingWho is my neighbor? Who belongs to me? To whom do I belong? These are timeless questions that guide the church to its fundamental calling. Today terms like neighbor, family, and congregation are being redefined. People are searching to belong in new places and experiences. The church needs to adapt its interpretations, definitions, and language to make sense in the changing culture.This book equips congregations and church leaders with tools to: • Discern the key ingredients people look for in community • Understand the use of space as a key element for experiencing belonging and community • Develop the “chemical compound” that produces an environment for community to spontaneously emerge • Discover how language promotes specific spatial belonging and then use this knowledge to build an effective vocabulary for community development • Create an assessment tool for evaluating organizational and personal community health


Bailey, From Front Porch to Back Seat, p. 28. Ibid., p. 23. Royden, Sex and Common-Sense, pp. 54–55. Rothman, “Sex and Self-Control.” Bailey, From Front Porch to Back Seat. From Alison Neilans, Changes in Sex Morality (1936), pp.

Author: Hanne Blank

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807044445


Page: 264

View: 302

It's surprising that the term "heterosexuality" is less than 150 years old and that heterosexuality's history has never before been written, given how obsessed we are with it. In Straight, independent scholar Hanne Blank delves deep into the contemporary psyche as well as the historical record to chronicle the realm of heterosexual relations--a subject that is anything but straight and narrow. Consider how Catholic monasticism, the reading of novels, the abolition of slavery, leisure time, divorce, and constipation of the bowels have all at some time been labeled enemies of the heterosexual state. With an extensive historical scope and plenty of juicy details and examples, Straight provides a fascinating look at the vagaries, schisms, and contradictions of what has so often been perceived as an irreducible fact of nature.

Educating through Popular CultureEducating through Popular Culture

Beth L. Bailey, From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989); Robert Cooley Angell, ...

Author: Edward A. Janak

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498549189


Page: 364

View: 656

Educating through Popular Culture is a tool for educators at all levels to improve their practice via popular culture in ways that both embrace and resist contemporary thinking. Its chapters provide a range of theoretical and practical suggestions to elicit discussion and spark creativity in all students.

Into One s OwnInto One s Own

Bailey , From Front Porch to Back Seat , 80 . 61. Regina Malone , " Has Youth Deteriorated ? II : The Fabulous Monster , " The Forum 76 ( 1926 ) : 29 . 62. Bailey , From Front Porch to Back Seat , 78 . 63. Ibid . , 21 . 64.

Author: John Modell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520076419


Page: 438

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Analyzes the changes which have occurred over this century in the timing of transitions to adult life in the United States such as transitions out of school and into work and out of the parental home and into marriage and parenthood. Links demographic behavior with popular beliefs, and with the social and cultural developments and major events in American society from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Small WorldsSmall Worlds

1 Seat , Twentieth - Century America ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press , 1988 ) , 13 45. Bailey , From Front Porch to Back Seat , 18 , 21 . 46. In 1938 Senior Scholastic described an ideal high - school dinner date in ...

Author: Elliott West


ISBN: UVA:X002190699


Page: 403

View: 800

Essays relate the experiences of childhood and the diversity of children's lives, and focus on the influences children had on their world