hits counter Love Lives: From Cinderella to Frozen - Ebook PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Love Lives: From Cinderella to Frozen

Availability: Ready to download

The story of how women's lives, loves, and dreams have been re-shaped since 1950, the year of Walt Disney's Cinderella and a time when teenage girls dreamed of marriage, Mr Right, and happy endings... Cinderella stories captured the imagination of girls in the 1950s, when dreams of meeting the right man could seem like a happy ending, a solution to life's problems. But over The story of how women's lives, loves, and dreams have been re-shaped since 1950, the year of Walt Disney's Cinderella and a time when teenage girls dreamed of marriage, Mr Right, and happy endings... Cinderella stories captured the imagination of girls in the 1950s, when dreams of meeting the right man could seem like a happy ending, a solution to life's problems. But over the next fifty years women's lives were transformed, not by the magic wand of a fairy godmother, nor by marrying princes, but by education, work, birth control--and feminism. However, while widening opportunities for women were seen as progress, feminists were regularly caricatured as man-haters, cast in the role of ugly sisters, witches or wicked fairies in the fairy-tale. This book is about the reshaping of women's lives, loves and dreams since 1950, the year in which Walt Disney's film Cinderella gave expression to popular ideas of romance, and at a time when marriage was a major determinant of female life chances and teenage girls dreamed of Mr Right and happy endings. It ends with the runaway success of Disney's Frozen, in 2013--a film with relevance to very different times. Along the way, it illuminates how women's expectations and emotional landscapes have shifted, asking bold questions about how women's lives have been transformed since 1950. How have women's changing life experiences been mirrored in new expectations about marriage, intimacy, and family life? How have new forms of independence through education and work, and greater control over childbearing, altered women's life ambitions? And were feminists right to believe that sexual equality would improve relationships between men and women?


Compare

The story of how women's lives, loves, and dreams have been re-shaped since 1950, the year of Walt Disney's Cinderella and a time when teenage girls dreamed of marriage, Mr Right, and happy endings... Cinderella stories captured the imagination of girls in the 1950s, when dreams of meeting the right man could seem like a happy ending, a solution to life's problems. But over The story of how women's lives, loves, and dreams have been re-shaped since 1950, the year of Walt Disney's Cinderella and a time when teenage girls dreamed of marriage, Mr Right, and happy endings... Cinderella stories captured the imagination of girls in the 1950s, when dreams of meeting the right man could seem like a happy ending, a solution to life's problems. But over the next fifty years women's lives were transformed, not by the magic wand of a fairy godmother, nor by marrying princes, but by education, work, birth control--and feminism. However, while widening opportunities for women were seen as progress, feminists were regularly caricatured as man-haters, cast in the role of ugly sisters, witches or wicked fairies in the fairy-tale. This book is about the reshaping of women's lives, loves and dreams since 1950, the year in which Walt Disney's film Cinderella gave expression to popular ideas of romance, and at a time when marriage was a major determinant of female life chances and teenage girls dreamed of Mr Right and happy endings. It ends with the runaway success of Disney's Frozen, in 2013--a film with relevance to very different times. Along the way, it illuminates how women's expectations and emotional landscapes have shifted, asking bold questions about how women's lives have been transformed since 1950. How have women's changing life experiences been mirrored in new expectations about marriage, intimacy, and family life? How have new forms of independence through education and work, and greater control over childbearing, altered women's life ambitions? And were feminists right to believe that sexual equality would improve relationships between men and women?

43 review for Love Lives: From Cinderella to Frozen

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alison

    Easy to read despite being non fiction. I particularly enjoyed the first half of the book which explores why 1950s women identified with Cinderella. They so longed for release from domestic drudgery and yet many committed to it very young as the only way of having their own home. As prospects for women improved in the second half of the 20th century- better education, birth control and labour saving devices in the home- they were less dependant on finding their Prince. That works for men too who Easy to read despite being non fiction. I particularly enjoyed the first half of the book which explores why 1950s women identified with Cinderella. They so longed for release from domestic drudgery and yet many committed to it very young as the only way of having their own home. As prospects for women improved in the second half of the 20th century- better education, birth control and labour saving devices in the home- they were less dependant on finding their Prince. That works for men too who can become more than a characterless provider and more of a real person in the women’s dreams. The Disney journey from Cinderella to Elsa in Frozen provided a good structure for the whole book. The change in women’s dreams and expectations makes marriage another step on the journey of life and not merely a happy ever after ending. The author briefly explores the possible ending of marriage as an institution. I would have liked more substance on that but perhaps that’s another book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    📚Linda Blake

    The subtitle from Cinderella to Frozen exactly describes Love Lives. It is about the way the relationships and coupling of men and women has changed over the last 60 years and how it has been portrayed and influenced by books, television shows, and movies. (She acknowledges that the book is not about homosexual or other gender relationships) Since I am approaching 70, I have lived much of this history and I think my younger self would have found it more intriguing.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Shelby

    I liked this I just did not realize the wedding was so technical. This would be a amazing book to read in college during a women's studies class. I liked this I just did not realize the wedding was so technical. This would be a amazing book to read in college during a women's studies class.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlyn Francke-

    I really enjoyed this book! It explains a lot of the progression of women rights throughout the years and how sexuality and gender intersect.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Thank you to Goodreads and the Oxford University Press for the gifted copy of this book! Love Lives offers an intriguing look at how love and romance have changed in the last 70 years. Carol Dyhouse explores changing household dynamics, sexual expectations, and the effects of family life. This book reads really easily, so it’s a good option for newcomers to nonfiction. But it is also well-researched and chock full of interesting studies, which will appeal to veterans of the genre. This book is re Thank you to Goodreads and the Oxford University Press for the gifted copy of this book! Love Lives offers an intriguing look at how love and romance have changed in the last 70 years. Carol Dyhouse explores changing household dynamics, sexual expectations, and the effects of family life. This book reads really easily, so it’s a good option for newcomers to nonfiction. But it is also well-researched and chock full of interesting studies, which will appeal to veterans of the genre. This book is recommended for anyone interested in taking a journey through time to see how love and intimacy have changed over the years.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lesley

  9. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

  10. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Kirdasi

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lira

  12. 5 out of 5

    Christine

  13. 5 out of 5

    Martin Lukanov

  14. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

  15. 4 out of 5

    Anna Silva

  16. 4 out of 5

    Linns_books

  17. 5 out of 5

    Emily Dewhirst

  18. 4 out of 5

    Emma

  19. 4 out of 5

    M

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kitty

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  22. 5 out of 5

    Corina

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lady Chelsea

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Thommesen

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lychee

  27. 5 out of 5

    Eva

  28. 5 out of 5

    Liliana

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sevcan Bekir

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kit

  31. 5 out of 5

    Marissa

  32. 4 out of 5

    Annabelle Sharp

  33. 5 out of 5

    Sister_Si

  34. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  35. 4 out of 5

    Jean Fortini

  36. 5 out of 5

    Anna

  37. 5 out of 5

    Kris - My Novelesque Life

  38. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

  39. 4 out of 5

    Sara Kopecsni

  40. 4 out of 5

    Alice Long

  41. 5 out of 5

    Meghan

  42. 4 out of 5

    JulieB Bayou

  43. 5 out of 5

    Karen Usher

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...