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Necessary dreams : ambition in women's changing lives

Author: Anna Fels
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes the ambition of women based on case studies and the experiences of accomplished women and explores the ways in which women are conditioned to avoid recognition in favor of more traditional roles.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fels, Anna.
Necessary dreams.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2004
(OCoLC)654298817
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Fels
ISBN: 0679442448 9780679442448
OCLC Number: 53038445
Description: xxi, 297 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. What is ambition? --
2. Distorted ambitions --
3. Avoiding attention --
4. Femininity --
5. Why is recognition so important for ambition? --
6. Unequal rewards --
7. Pseudo-recognition: historical and contemporary --
8. Parents, mentors, institutions, and peers --
9. Developing skills --
10. Combining femininity and mastery --
11. The current dilemma --
12. Careers --
13. Marriage --
14. Children and careers.
Responsibility: Anna Fels.
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Analyzes the ambition of women based on case studies and the experiences of accomplished women and explores the ways in which women are conditioned to avoid recognition in favor of more traditional roles.

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