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Peter Laslett, 15 March 1984

Communiqué of the State Statistical Bureau of the People’s Republic of China on Major Figures in the 1982 Population Census 
Beijing, 6 pp., October 1982Show More
Patriarchy and Socialist Revolution in China 
by Judith Stacey.
California, 324 pp., £24.25, December 1983, 0 520 04825 3
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Long Lives: The Chinese Elderly and the Communist Revolution 
by Deborah Davis-Friedmann.
Harvard, 160 pp., £17, November 1983, 0 674 53860 9
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Beyond Sixty-Five: The Dilemma of Old Age in America’s Past 
by Carole Haber.
Cambridge, 181 pp., £17.50, May 1983, 9780521250962
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... persists in that supposedly liberated society and which Western feminists find so disappointing. Judith Stacey gives testimony to this disappointment in Patriarchy and Socialist Revolution in China, and it makes a rather poignant episode in the disenchantment of her fellow believers in the Marxist revelation.) Moreover, the preliminary Census results ...

Mrs Perfect Awful

Mary Lefkowitz, 17 May 1984

Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behaviour 
by Judith Martin.
Hamish Hamilton, 745 pp., £9.95, September 1983, 0 241 11100 5
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Gilbert: A Comedy of Manners 
by Judith Martin.
Hamish Hamilton, 303 pp., £8.95, January 1984, 0 241 11157 9
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... been more precise) where Miss Manners, who was really a correspondent for the Washington Post, Judith Perlman Martin, had once read English. But as a rough contemporary (class of ’57) of Ms Martin’s (class of ’59), I can confirm that even those of us who were not born to polite WASP society could not have managed to leave Wellesley’s ...

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