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Why so slow? : the advancement of women

Author: Virginia Valian
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st MIT Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Why do so few women occupy positions of power and prestige? Virginia Valian uses concepts and data from psychology, sociology, economics, and biology to explain the disparity in the professional advancement of men and women. According to Valian, men and women alike have implicit hypotheses about gender differences - gender schemas - that create small sex differences in characteristics, behaviors, perceptions, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Valian
ISBN: 0262220547 9780262220545 0262720310 9780262720311
OCLC Number: 40771949
Description: xvii, 401 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
A Note on Method and Scope --
1. Gender Schemas at Work --
2. Gender Begins--and Continues--at Home --
3. Learning About Gender --
4. Biology and Behavior --
5. Biology and Cognition --
6. Schemas That Explain Behavior --
7. Evaluating Women and Men --
8. Effects on the Self --
9. Interpreting Success and Failure --
10. Women in the Professions --
11. Women in Academia --
12. Professional Performance and Human Values --
13. Affirmative Action and the Law --
14. Remedies --
Notes --
References --
Author Index --
Subject Index.
Responsibility: Virginia Valian.

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Virginia Valian uses concepts and data from psychology, sociology, economics, and biology to explain the disparity in the professional advancement of men and women.  Read more...

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Why So Slow? is a breakthrough in the discourse on gender and has great potential to move the women"s movement to a new, more productive phase. Publisher's Weekly

 
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