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The Resource Heading home : motherhood, work, and the failed promise of equality, Shani Orgad

Heading home : motherhood, work, and the failed promise of equality, Shani Orgad

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Heading home : motherhood, work, and the failed promise of equality
Title
Heading home
Title remainder
motherhood, work, and the failed promise of equality
Statement of responsibility
Shani Orgad
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Women in today's advanced capitalist societies are encouraged to "lean in." The media and government champion women's empowerment. In a cultural climate where women can seemingly have it all, why do so many successful professional women--lawyers, financial managers, teachers, engineers, and others--give up their careers after having children and become stay-at-home mothers? How do they feel about their decision and what do their stories tell us about contemporary society? Heading Home reveals the stark gap between the promise of gender equality and women's experience of continued injustice. It draws on in-depth, personal, and profoundly ambivalent interviews with highly educated London women who left paid employment to take care of their children while their husbands continued to work in high-powered jobs. Equipped with the language of feminism, the women Shani Orgad interviews clearly identify the structural forces that produce and maintain gender inequality. Yet they still struggle to articulate their decisions outside the narrow cultural ideals that devalue motherhood and individualize success and failure. Orgad juxtaposes these stories with media and policy depictions of women, work, and family, detailing how--even as their experiences fly in the face of fantasies of having it all, work-life balance, and marriage as an egalitarian partnership--these women continue to interpret and judge themselves according to the ideals that are failing them. --
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1972-
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Orgad, Shani
Dewey number
301.4120973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Work and family
  • Working mothers
  • Stay-at-home mothers
  • Women in the professions
  • Women executives
  • Sex discrimination in employment
Label
Heading home : motherhood, work, and the failed promise of equality, Shani Orgad
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035435588
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780231184724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035435588
Label
Heading home : motherhood, work, and the failed promise of equality, Shani Orgad
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035435588
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780231184724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035435588

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