Jessie Bernard

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Jessie Shirley Bernard (born Jessie Sarah Ravitch, June 8, 1903, Minneapolis, Minn., USA – October 6, 1996, Washington, D.C., USA) was a sociologist and noted feminist scholar. She was a persistent forerunner of feminist thought in American sociology and her life's work is characterized as extraordinarly productive spanning several intellectual and political eras. Bernard studied and wrote about ... more »

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  • ''No one who traces the history of motherhood, of the home, of child-rearing practices will ever assume the eternal permanence of our own way of institutionalizing them.''
    Jessie Bernard (20th century), U.S. sociologist, author. The Future of Motherhood, foreword (1974).
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