9781591391890

Our Separate Ways

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  • ISBN13:

    9781591391890

  • ISBN10:

    159139189X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-03-01
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Pr

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Summary

Powerful, honest, and poignant stories of women's struggles to succeed in the corporate world.One of very few books to address the experiences of black professional women, and to attempt to bridge an understanding between black and white professional womenIn addition to describing women's experiences through the lenses of race and gender, the authors also discuss the influence of class, which is rarely mentioned in the management literatureAddresses head-on the stereotypes that black and white women have of each other (Mammy, Snow Queen, etc.)Presents women's reflections on success and what it means to them personally

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Prologue 1(10)
Introduction 11(14)
Part I Flashbacks 25(74)
Lost Childhoods
27(24)
Their Fathers' Daughters
51(16)
Comfortable Families, Uncomfortable Times
67(20)
Executives in Training
87(12)
Part II Flashpoints 99(114)
Breaking In
101(20)
Fitting In
121(16)
Barriers to Advancement
137(22)
Climbing over the Barriers
159(16)
Making Change
175(14)
Work Isn't Everything
189(24)
Part III The Self and The Other 213(40)
The Racialized Self
215(20)
Images of Other
235(18)
Epilogue 253(10)
Appendix A: The Women 263(2)
Appendix B: Life History Interviews 265(12)
Appendix C: National Survey 277(6)
Notes 283(28)
Bibliography 311(20)
Index 331(8)
About the Authors 339

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