The class ceiling

Why it pays to be privileged

Author: Friedman, Sam,Laurison, Daniel

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447336070

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Politicians continually tell us that anyone can get ahead. But is that really true? This important book takes readers behind the closed doors of elite employers to reveal how class affects who gets to the top. Friedman and Laurison show that a powerful ‘class pay gap’ exists in Britain’s elite occupations. Even when those from working-class backgrounds make it into prestigious jobs, they earn, on average, 16% less than colleagues from privileged backgrounds. But why is this the case? . Drawing on 200 interviews across four case studies - television, accountancy, architecture, and acting – they explore the complex barriers facing the upwardly mobile. This is a rich, ambitious book that demands we take seriously not just the glass but also the class ceiling.
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Breaking the class ceiling

paraeducator pathways to teaching

Author: David Haselkorn,Elizabeth F. Fideler,Recruiting New Teachers, Inc

Publisher: Recruiting New Teachers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 9436

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling

The Stories of Three Caribbean Nurses

Author: Jocelyn Hezekiah

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466958871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling documents the achievements of three leaders in Caribbean nurshing at the time of the nascent struggle for indigenous leadership in all areas of West Indian society. It is a narrative of the lives of three extraordinary women who gained both regional and international recognition: Dame Nita Barrow of Barbados, Berenice Dolly of Trinidad and Tobago, and Dr. Mary Sievwright of Jamaica. A feminist and colonialist theoretical perspective is used for the exploration of political, social and economic structures of the societies prior and during the nurses' era in order to provide a context for their achievements and contributions. They were bright, black women who embraced each challenge that came their way as an opportunity for growth. This growth was not for personal gain or self-aggrandizement but for the good of womankind and the nursing profession...The single common distinguishing feature of these three women was their selfless devotion to service. They worked relentlessly to improve the image of nursing, the nursing profession, and the status of women. Each one did so in her own unique way, and each had a deep, abiding religious faith. Their stories depict their different approaches to their service to women generally and nursing specifically, whether it was in the international arena, in the Caribbean setting or in their own native land. They were outstanding role models. They rose to prominence in a society in which racism, gender and class distinctions existed and did so with continued vitality and political savvy then most women at the time. They defied tradition within a traditional woman's occupation. They blazed the way for black women and nurses in particular to reach for the top. They were the first black women in nursing in the Caribbean to receive national and international acclaim, albeit not all to the same extent, and were the acknowledged role models for black nurses and women in the region.
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Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Racism & Sexism in Corporate America : the Myths, the Realities, and the Solutions

Author: Anthony Stith

Publisher: Bryant & Dillon Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

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Die Liebe, das Glück und ein Todesfall

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Author: Kerry Fisher

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641161630

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Maia stellt keine hohen Ansprüche ans Leben, aber etwas mehr als eine Sozialwohnung und ein Couchpotato-Mann wäre schön. Mit diversen Putzstellen versucht sie, ihre kleine Familie über Wasser zu halten – umso tiefer sitzt der Schock, als sie erfährt, dass ihre Lieblingskundin, eine nette Professorin, verstorben ist. Doch dann die Überraschung: Maia wurde im Testament bedacht, vielmehr: Maias Kinder. Aus dem Nachlass soll das Geld für eine teure Privatschule bestritten werden. Und plötzlich finden sich Maia und ihre Kinder in einer Welt wieder, in der ein Leben ohne Bio-Obst und Geigenunterricht undenkbar ist – und in der ein hinreißender Lehrer Maias Herz höher schlagen lässt ...
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Encyclopedia of American Women in Business: A-L

Author: Carol Krismann

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313333835

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 692

View: 6490

Presents profiles of more than three hundred American businesswomen along with entries of related topics.
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Clever Girls and the Literature of Women's Upward Mobility

Author: Mary Eagleton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319719610

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 6283

This book follows the figure of ‘the clever girl’ from the post-war to the present and focuses on the fiction, plays and memoirs of contemporary British women writers. Spurred on by an ethic of meritocracy, the clever girl is now facing austerity and declining social mobility. Though suggesting optimism, a public discourse of ‘opportunity’, ‘aspiration’ and ‘choice’ is often experienced as an anxious and chancy process. In a wide-ranging study, the book explores the struggle to move away from home and traditional notions of femininity; the persistent problems associated with women’s embodiment; the pressures of class and racial divisions; the new subjectivities of the neoliberal era; and the generational conflict underpinning austerity. The book ends with a consideration of feminism’s place as a phantom presence in this history of clever girls. This study will appeal to readers of contemporary women’s writing and to those interested in what has been one of the dominant social narratives of the post-war period from upward to declining mobility.
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Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810519

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.
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Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling

Women and Congressional Elections

Author: Barbara Palmer,Dennis Simon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135891753

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 1187

Why has the integration of women into Congress been so slow? Is there a "political glass ceiling" for women? Although women use the same strategic calculations as men to decide when to run, the decision regarding where to run is something else. While redistricting has increasingly protected incumbents, it also has the unintended consequence of shaping the opportunities for female candidates. The political geography and socio-economic profile of districts that elect women differ substantially from districts that elect men. With data on over 10,000 elections and 30,000 candidates from 1916 to the present, Palmer and Simon explore how strategy and the power of incumbency affect women’s decisions to run for office. Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling is the most comprehensive analysis of women in congressional elections available. The Second Edition is fully updated to reflect the pivotal 2006 mid-term elections, including Nancy Pelosi’s rise to Speaker of the House, Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency, and a record number of women serving as committee chairs. Additionally, the authors have created a website, found at politicsandwomen.com, to highlight key features of the book and provide updates throughout the election cycle.
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Class Counts

Comparative Studies in Class Analysis

Author: Erik Olin Wright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521556460

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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The research in this study covers a wide range of topics, including the class character of friendship patterns, class mobility, the sexual division of labor in housework, gender differences in managerial authority, and class consciousness. They are united by a common explanatory factor: class.
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Class Lives

Stories from across Our Economic Divide

Author: Chuck Collins,Jennifer Ladd,Maynard Seider,Felice Yeskel

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454522

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Class Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America. It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States. Born into poverty, working class, the middle class, and the owning class—and every place in between—the contributors describe their class journeys in narrative form, recounting one or two key stories that illustrate their growing awareness of class and their place, changing or stable, within the class system. The stories in Class Lives are both gripping and moving. One contributor grows up in hunger and as an adult becomes an advocate for the poor and homeless. Another acknowledges the truth that her working-class father's achievements afforded her and the rest of the family access to people with power. A gifted child from a working-class home soon understands that intelligence is a commodity but finds his background incompatible with his aspirations and so attempts to divide his life into separate worlds. Together, these essays form a powerful narrative about the experience of class and the importance of learning about classism, class cultures, and the intersections of class, race, and gender. Class Lives will be a helpful resource for students, teachers, sociologists, diversity trainers, activists, and a general audience. It will leave readers with an appreciation of the poignancy and power of class and the journeys that Americans grapple with on a daily basis.
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The Class Insecta

Author: Georges baron Cuvier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Insects

Page: N.A

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Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

Women in Management : Report for Discussion at the Tripartite Meeting on Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling: Women in Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: International Labour Organisation

ISBN: 9789221106425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 97

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Lean In

Frauen und der Wille zum Erfolg

Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370578X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.
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The Bass Handbook of Leadership

Theory, Research, and Managerial Applications

Author: Bernard M. Bass,Ruth Bass

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416545786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1296

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For thirty-three years and through three editions, Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership has been the indispensable bible for every serious student of leadership. Since the third edition came out in 1990, the field of leadership has expanded by an order of magnitude. This completely revised and updated fourth edition reflects the growth and changes in the study of leadership over the past seventeen years, with new chapters on transformational leadership, ethics, presidential leadership, and executive leadership. Throughout the Handbook, the contributions from cognitive social psychology and the social, political, communications, and administrative sciences have been expanded. As in the third edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the betterknown theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents and interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities. The many theoretical and research developments about charisma over the past thirty years are crucial and are explored here in depth. Bass has continued to develop his theory of transformational leadership -- the paradigm of the last twenty years -- and he details how it makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies. He also details the new incarnations of transformational leadership since the last edition. Bass has greatly expanded his consideration of women and racial minorities, both of whom are increasingly taking on leadership roles. A glossary is included to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields. Business professors and students, executives in every industry, and politicians at all levels have relied for years on the time-honored guidance and insight afforded by the Handbook.
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Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling

A Global Comparison of Women's Campaigns for Executive Office

Author: Rainbow Murray

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313382484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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This examination of the role of gender stereotyping in media coverage of executive elections uses nine case studies from around the world to provide a unique comparative perspective. * Essays by 13 distinguished scholars combining research on gender and elections with expertise in a particular country * A table highlighting key findings for each case study, facilitating comparison in a way that has not previously been possible * A bibliography that brings together readings on gender, elections, and media stereotyping from the United States and eight other countries around the world
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Our Own Agendas

Autobiographical Essays by Women Associated with McGill University

Author: Margaret Gillett,Ann Beer

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773513396

Category: Education

Page: 291

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Our Own Agendas is the second collection of essays by McGill women. The first, A Fair Shake, was published a decade ago. The second volume both reflects the current climate of openness and shows that many barriers remain to be challenged. Our Own Agendas makes a lively and enlightening contribution to our understanding of women's experiences and to Canadian social history.
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