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Women in College: Shaping New Feminine Identities (Classics in Gender Studies)

Komarovsky, Mirra

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ISBN 10: 0759107254 / ISBN 13: 9780759107250
Published by Altamira Press, 2004
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Title: Women in College: Shaping New Feminine ...

Publisher: Altamira Press

Publication Date: 2004

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Updated Edition.

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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.

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Mirra Komarovsky was professor emeritus of sociology at Barnard College and Past-President of the American Sociological Association. Michael S. Kimmel teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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