Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Forty Women Whose Ideas Shape the Modern World

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Women are breaking through the so-called 'glass ceiling' in increasing numbers. In this book, forty such women, whose thinking has altered not only their own particular field but the very way we see the world, talk vividly about their ideas and lives, hopes and concerns for the future. Chosen from across the globe, in areas as diverse as computer science, physics, literature, philosophy, politics, law and anthropology, most are drawn from the small group who make up Britain's five per cent and America's sixteen ...
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Women are breaking through the so-called 'glass ceiling' in increasing numbers. In this book, forty such women, whose thinking has altered not only their own particular field but the very way we see the world, talk vividly about their ideas and lives, hopes and concerns for the future. Chosen from across the globe, in areas as diverse as computer science, physics, literature, philosophy, politics, law and anthropology, most are drawn from the small group who make up Britain's five per cent and America's sixteen per cent of female professors. Others have made an impact as intellectuals working largely outside the academy. Their achievements serve as an inspiration to women in all professions to make their mark in what is still a man's world. Based on profiles which first appeared in the Times Higher Education Supplement, the women interviewed include: Camille Paglia, Marina Warner, bell hooks, Anita Desai, Mary Warnock, Catharine MacKinnon, Mary Daly, Kay Davies, Jane Goodall, Julie Theriot, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Jacqueline Rose, Ann Oakley, Marilyn Strathern, Shirley Williams and many others.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780719047732
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Pages: 282

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Margaret Boden 11
Jocelyn Bell Burnell 18
Marilyn Butler 22
Helene Cixous 29
Sarah Coakley 36
Cynthia Cockburn 44
Linda Colley 50
Mary Daly 57
Kay Davies 64
Natalie Zemon Davis 70
Anita Desai 76
Mary Douglas 83
Mildred Dresselhaus 92
Uta Frith 99
Carol Gilligan 105
Jean Berko Gleason 110
Jane Goodall 116
Susan Greenfield 123
Bell Hooks 130
Sarah Hrdy 137
Carole Jordan 145
Catharine MacKinnon 150
Emily Martin 156
Mary Midgley 163
Martha Nussbaum 169
Ann Oakley 176
Camille Paglia 184
Griselda Pollock 191
Mamphela Ramphele 197
Jessica Rawson 205
Condoleezza Rice 210
Susan Richards 217
Jacqueline Rose 223
Alice Stewart 231
Marilyn Strathern 237
Deborah Tannen 244
Julie Theriot 252
Marina Warner 259
Mary Warnock 267
Shirley Williams 274
Contributors 281
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