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Double bind : women on ambition

Author: Robin Romm
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Even as major figures from Gloria Steinem to Beyoncé embrace the word 'feminism,' the word 'ambition' remains loaded with ambivalence. Many women see it as synonymous with strident or aggressive; yet most feel compelled to strive and achieve--the seeming contradiction leaving them in a pepetual double bind. Ayana Mathis, Molly Ringwald, Roxane Gay, and a constellation of others tackle this conundrum head on with  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Romm
ISBN: 163149418X 9781631494185
OCLC Number: 988282579
Notes: "First published as a Liveright paperback 2018"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 303 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / Robin Romm --
Ebenezer laughs back: confessions of a workaholic / Pam Houston --
What came next / Theresa Rebeck --
On impractical urges / Ayana Mathis --
Girl with knife / Camas Davis --
Reply all / Robin Romm --
Nature and nurture / Marcia Chatelain --
Crying in the bathroom / Erika L. Sánchez --
Both / Yael Chatav Schonbrun --
No happy harmony / Elizabeth Corey --
Leaning in, leaning out / Allison Barrett Carter --
The price of black ambition / Roxane Gay --
Escape velocity / Claire Vaye Watkins --
Single lead / Blair Braverman --
The Chang girls / Lan Samantha Chang --
Goal your own way / Evany Thomas --
Astronauts / Nadia P. Manzoor --
The snarling girl: notes on ambition / Elisa Albert --
Ambitchin' / Julie Holland --
Original sin / Francine Prose --
Know your place / Molly Ringwald --
Ambition: the Cliffie notes / Joan Leegant --
Doubly denied / Christina Henríquez --
Becoming meta / Hawa Allan --
Letters to my mother and daughters on ambition / Sarah Ruhl.
Other Titles: Women on ambition
Responsibility: edited by Robin Romm.

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"Even as major figures from Gloria Steinem to Beyoncé embrace the word 'feminism,' the word 'ambition' remains loaded with ambivalence. Many women see it as synonymous with strident or aggressive; yet most feel compelled to strive and achieve--the seeming contradiction leaving them in a pepetual double bind. Ayana Mathis, Molly Ringwald, Roxane Gay, and a constellation of others tackle this conundrum head on with candor, wit, and rage. Women who have made landmark achievements in fields as diverse as law, dogsledding, and butchery, weigh in, breaking the last feminist taboo once and for all"--Publisher's description.

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