Getting Here From There: Conversations on Life and Work

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This book of conversations between Margaret R. Miles and Hiroko Sakomura compares the experiences of two women who grew up in different societies, with different educations, different professions, and different religious orientations. Reflecting on the ways in which Japanese and American societies inhibited and enabled them, these two women share their struggles, difficulties, and achievements.

All of this is set in the context of the feminist...

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Overview

This book of conversations between Margaret R. Miles and Hiroko Sakomura compares the experiences of two women who grew up in different societies, with different educations, different professions, and different religious orientations. Reflecting on the ways in which Japanese and American societies inhibited and enabled them, these two women share their struggles, difficulties, and achievements.

All of this is set in the context of the feminist movement, one of the most radical social movements in the twentieth century, as women are gaining increments of equality with men in designing and administering the institutions of public life with opportunities, dangers, and rewards. This is a moment in which a critical mass of women want it all now' in the best sense of the phrase, seeking to preserve and reinterpret traditional values while exercising their capabilities and skills both in the home and in public life. This book is the memoir of two womens painful and joyful experiences in getting here from there.

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Church Times - The Revd Penny Seabrook
..This is a book of memoirs which stretches the boundaries of the genre as it compares and contrasts their different experiences of life and work...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780718892630
  • Publisher: Lutterworth Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/22/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I From There

1 Growing Up 3

2 Socialization 16

3 Relationships 25

4 Children 33

Part II Strategies

5 Images and Models 49

6 Habits 57

7 Critique and Self-Criticism 64

8 Style 75

9 Energy and Power 81

10 Pleasure and Happiness 85

Part III To Here

11 Professional Life 93

12 Religion 107

13 Society and Public Life 114

14 Aging 120

Epilogue 125

Sources for Quotations 127

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