March 13, 2013, Stephanie Coontz and “The Feminine Mystique” Symposium
Acclaimed author, historian, and faculty member at Evergreen State College Stephanie Coontz visited the University of Florida on March 13 for a symposium focusing on her groundbreaking research into the history of family policy and women’s activism in America.
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In the afternoon, Coontz participated in a campus roundtable discussion in the Ustler Hall Atrium focusing on her acclaimed book, “A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawning of the 1960s” at 2:30 p.m. In the evening, she gave a public presentation, “Madmen, Working ‘Girls’, and Desperate Housewives: Women, Men and Marriage in 1963 and 2013,” at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall. The event also included a book signing.
The event was sponsored by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, and co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, the Department of English, Philip Wegner, Marston-Milbauer Eminent Scholar Chair, the George A. Smathers Library, and the Journal of Family Issues.
Photos by Diana Moreno.