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Author Harris, Anita M.

Title Broken patterns : professional women and the quest for a new feminine identity / Anita M. Harris.

Published Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [1995]


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 UniM Bail  305.43 HARR    AVAILABLE
Physical description 220 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) and index.
Summary In Broken Patterns, journalist Anita Harris reveals how a powerful mother-daughter dynamic has shaped the experience of professional women in America. Using a unique approach that integrates personal interviews and historical and psychological research, she examines the complex relationships women share with their mothers and grandmothers and considers how those relationships and society's changing attitudes affect women's roles. The book offers an important new perspective on the dilemmas of modern career women and on current feminist debate. Broken Patterns provides a new and useful framework through which professional women can think about their own lives. It challenges current notions of success and emphasizes the importance of respecting both the similarities and differences that exist among women.
Subject Women in the professions -- United States -- Psychology.
Identity (Psychology) -- Social aspects -- United States.
Mothers and daughters -- United States.
Grandmothers -- United States.
Sex role -- United States.
Women -- United States -- Identity.
ISBN 0814325505 (alk. paper)
0814325513 (paperback: alk. paper)