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Educated in Romance : Women, Achievement and College Culture - Dorothy Holland

Educated in Romance

Women, Achievement and College Culture

Paperback Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9780226349442
Number Of Pages: 288

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Is romance more important to women in college than grades are? Why do so many women enter college with strong academic backgrounds and firm career goals but leave with dramatically scaled-down ambitions? Dorothy C. Holland and Margaret A. Eisenhart expose a pervasive "culture of romance" on campus: a high-pressure peer system that propels women into a world where their attractiveness to men counts most.

Why Study Women's Responses to Schooling?
The Odyssey behind the Case
The Theoretical Framework and Existing Studies
Reproduction Theory and the Gender Status Quo
Questions about Women's Responses to Schooling
The Study
Campus Profiles and an Overview of the Study
Campus Life: The Past and the Present
Gender Relations
Gender Relations Culturally Construed: Romance and Attractiveness
Girlfriends: Fragile Ties with Other Women
Getting into the World of Romance and Attractiveness
Strategic Moves: Postponing, Feigning, and Dropping Out of Romance
Gender Politics and Peer Divisions
Schoolwork for What?
Pathways to Marginal Careers
Women's Discontents with the University
Unfinished Lives
Appendix: Research Design and Methods
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ISBN: 9780226349442
ISBN-10: 0226349446
Series: Women, Achievement, and College Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition