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Women in College : Shaping New Feminine Identities - Mirra Komarovsky

Women in College

Shaping New Feminine Identities

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In Women in College, feminist and sociologist Mirra Komarovsky interviewed women who entered Barnard College in the fall of 1979, finding that the demands of college life facilitated and occasionally forced many of these women to change their self-concept. Many felt trapped between new ideals of femininity - including action, vigor, rational competence, and effectiveness - and traditional notions of femininity, centered around emotional nurturance, passivity and kindness. This study forms the basis of her critique of the struggle that arose from the differences in what were seen as the mutually exclusive roles of homemaker and those who pursued work outside the home.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Series Editor's Introductionp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
The Transition to College
Integration into the College Communityp. 15
Changing Self-Conceptsp. 30
Family and Peer Groupsp. 58
The Great Decisions: Career, Marriage, and Motherhood
Entering Freshmen View Genderp. 85
Four Years Later: Traditionals and Convertsp. 117
Four Years Later: Career-Steadfast Students, Defectors, and Waverersp. 163
Occupational Decision Makingp. 199
Women and Men: Roles in Flux
Emotional, Intellectual, and Power Relationships with Menp. 225
Sexual Relationshipsp. 269
Conclusionp. 301
Appendixp. 320
Profile of the Collegep. 320
The Interviewp. 321
Other Research Instrumentsp. 324
Bibliographyp. 339
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780759107250
ISBN-10: 0759107254
Series: Classics in Gender Studies
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.5  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.72