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Choosing to Lead : Women and the Crisis of American Values - Constance H. Buchanan

Choosing to Lead

Women and the Crisis of American Values

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Published: 1st September 1997
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In this challenging book, historian Constance H. Buchanan shows that while public debate often blames women for the nation's "crisis of values," women's leadership actually has the potential to solve this crisis by redefining the American pattern of adult life and work.

A carefully researched and richly textured wake-up call to a society that perversely undervalues the leadership role of women. --Bill Kovach, curator, Nieman Foundation, Harvard University "Everyone talks today about the crisis in American values. But Constance Buchanan explains how we got this way and how we can do better. Further, she shows how utterly integral the role of women will be in restoring the value dimension to public life in America. Buchanan combines a sure grasp of history with an ability to write engagingly." --Harvey Cox, author of Fire from Heaven

"Choosing to Lead lets Americans take strength from a long tradition of civic leadership by women. Writing with grace and conviction, Constance Buchanan shows that if only they can break free of culturally defined marginality, women leaders can forge a new democratic vision of work, family, and community in America. This marvelous book will inspire a wide readership." --Theda Skocpol, author of Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States

"While outlining the crises our children and families face today, Buchanan encourages women to examine their own values, expectations, and moral compasses in order to lead our country and our world to a new vision." --Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense Fund

"Extraordinary. . . . Choosing to Lead raises important questions not only for women, but for our entire society." --The Women's Capital Forum

Acknowledgments
Addressing the Crisis of American Valuesp. 3
A Woman's Place in the Home: The Domestic Spherep. 24
The Erosion of Authorityp. 54
But It's Still a Man's Worldp. 92
Recovering Women's Public Traditionp. 124
The Difference Women Made: Reconceiving the Public Agendap. 159
Toward a New Public Visionp. 197
Notesp. 223
Bibliographyp. 255
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780807020036
ISBN-10: 0807020036
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st September 1997
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Type: New edition