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Author Corbett, Sara.

Title Venus to the hoop : a gold-medal year in women's basketball / Sara Corbett.

Published New York : Doubleday, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.420973 CORB    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description vi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Prologue: Voices from an Improvising Chorus -- Introduction: Life on the Postindustrial Frontier -- Ch. 1. The Landscape of Change -- Ch. 2. Why Women Are Leading the Way -- Ch. 3. Customizing Work Life -- Ch. 4. Home as Workplace and Haven -- Ch. 5. Parenthood in an Era of Many Choices -- Ch. 6. Earning, Spending, Saving -- Ch. 7. Just-in-Time Learning -- Ch. 8. The Search for Spirit -- Conclusion: Improvising the Future.
Summary Women - not computers, not pop culture, not the end of the Cold War - are the driving force in the transformation of America. As Sally Helgesen, author of the classic The Female Advantage, shows in this compelling study of the lives of women in Naperville, Illinois, working women are the most important, dominant social group in contemporary America. Their life choices are radically changing how we work, how we live, how we worship, and how we consume.
Based on hundreds of interviews with women in this Chicago suburb and backed up by years of research, Everyday Revolutionaries shows clearly that the "organization man" made famous by William Whyte is no longer the typical American. As the women in these pages talk about the difficult choices they've had to make regarding career, marriage, children, and their struggles to define themselves professionally and in their community, a portrait coalesces of people constantly improvising, and improving, their lives - changing careers, recovering from divorces, starting new businesses, organizing their neighborhoods - and thereby exerting a profound effect on the society in which they live.
Subject Olympic Games (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Basketball for women -- United States.
Women basketball players -- United States.
Standard Number 780385486828
ISBN 0385486820 $23.95 ($32.95 Can.)