Journal of Social Issues, The Maternal Wall: Research and Policy Perspectives on Discrimination Against Mothers / Edition 1

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Over the past four or five decades, the feminist revolution has brought a lot of changes. There is a lot of evidence that the glass ceiling is being shattered. For one particular group, however, gender equity remains elusive. That group is working mothers. The problem of the "glass ceiling" has now turned into a related, from different problem: "the maternal wall." In the first Journal of Social Issues (JSI) to deal specifically with the topic of working mothers, scholars from several disciplines discuss a variety of aspects of the problem of the maternal wall.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405130486
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Journal of Social Issues Series
  • Edition description: Number 4
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Monica Biernat is a professor of psychology at the University of Kansas. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology (social) at the University of Michigan in 1989. Her research examines the processes of stereotyping and prejudice, and focuses specifically on how stereotypes guide judgments of individual members of stereotyped groups. She is currently associate editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and was the 1998/1999 winner of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of Social Psychology.

Faye J. Crosby is a social psychologist who has specialized in issues of gender and justice. She is currently professor of psychology and head of the social psychology area at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Crosby is the founder of the Nag’s Heart Conferences. In 1991-1992 she had the extraordinary privilege to serve as President of SPSSI. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including an honorary doctorate from Ball State University. Crosby has published widely on the present topic and many others. Her current focus is on affirmative action.

Joan Williams, Professor of Law at American University, Washington College of Law, is the Director of the Program on WorkLife Law, and Co-Director of the Project on Attorney Retention. She is also author of Unbending Gender: Why Work and Family Conflict and What To Do About It (Oxford University Press, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Preface: Women and Work: Where Are We, Where Did We Come From, and Where Are We Going? Rosalind Chait Barnett.

The Maternal Wall. Faye J. Crosby, Joan C. Williams, and Monica Biernat.

Motherhood as a Status Characteristic. Cecilia L. Ridgeway and Shelley J. Correll.

When Professionals Become Mothers, Warmth Doesn't Cut the Ice. Amy J.C. Cuddy, Susan T. Fiske, and Peter Glick.

The Paradox of the Lesbian Worker Letitia Anne Peplau and Adam Fingerhut.

Mothers and Fathers in the Workplace: How Gender and Parental Status Influence Judgements of Job-Related Competence. Kathleen Fuegen, Monica Biernat, Elizabeth Haines, and Kay Deaux.

Anticipating Work and Family: exploring the Associations Among Gender-Related Ideologies, Values, and Behaviors inLatino and White Families in the United States. Jamie L. Franco, Laura Sabattini, and Faye J. Crosby.

Caregiving Around the Clock: How Women in Nursing Manage Career and Family Demands. Heather E. Bullock and Irma Morales Waugh.

Processes of Change in Work/Home Incompatibilities: Employed Mothers 1986-1999. Linda Beth Tiedje.

Intimate Partner Violence as an Obstacle to Employment Among Mothers Affected by Welfare Reform. Stephanie Riger, Susan L. Staggs, and Paul Schewe.

On Childcare as a Support for Maternal Employment Wages and Hours. Kristen L. Bub and Kathleen McCartney.

The Intuitive Psychologist Behind the Bench: Models of Gender Bias in Social Psychology and Employment Discrimination Law. Linda Hamilton Krieger.

The Public Policy of Motherhood. Joan C. Williams and Holly Cohen Cooper

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