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Just as We Were a Narrow Slice of Texas Womanhood

by Prudence MacKintosh

  • ISBN: 9780292752009
  • ISBN10: 0292752008

Just as We Were a Narrow Slice of Texas Womanhood

by Prudence MacKintosh

  • List Price: $19.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/1996
  • ISBN: 9780292752009
  • ISBN10: 0292752008
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Description: When a Texas debutante bows her forehead to the floor in the famous "Texas dip", society columnists all across the country speculate interminably over what it is that sets Texas women apart. But really, how could they know? Even women born and bred in Texas - the daughters of generations of Texans - can't always answer that question. Prudence Mackintosh comes very close to an answer, though, in this endlessly entertaining book. Writing with both a wry sense of humor and an insider's compassion, she offers us a fascinating, nose-against-the-glass look into the world of privileged, educated, well-married, well-connected, and mostly wealthy white Texas women. What really sets these women apart, Ms. Mackintosh tells us, is the comfortable yet demanding path they follow from their idyllic girlhoods to positions of prominence - either in their own right or as the wives, mothers, and daughters of prominent men. In eleven essays, some of which originally appeared in Texas Monthly magazine, she charts the way stations that mark this path: summer camps in the Texas Hill Country, exclusive private schools like Dallas' Hockaday, sorority membership, and acceptance into the Junior League. Prudence Mackintosh has been both an outsider and an insider in this privileged world, and she knows its ways. Whether she's writing about the elaborate rituals of pledge week in the 1960s, or the ambivalent ties that bind white women and the women of color who work in their homes, or the achievements of such prominent figures as Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, and Liz Carpenter, her observations are shot through with wit and real insight. Just As We Were may not be the final word on elite Texas women, but no oneelse has described their world with more irony and accuracy than Prudence Mackintosh.
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