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Why so slow? : the advancement of women

Author: Virginia Valian
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Valian, Virginia.
Why so slow?.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1998
(DLC) 96037029
(OCoLC)35750382
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Valian
ISBN: 9780262285391 0262285398 0585090726 9780585090726 9780262220545 0262220547 9780262720311 0262720310
OCLC Number: 42922525
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 401 pages) : illustrations
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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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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