Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World by Paula J. Caplan, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World

Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World

by Paula J. Caplan
     
 

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'Caplan is lucid, devastating--practical. Caplan's genius is to explore difficult, always heartbreaking areas of injustice, without simplifying anything, and to then advise us on how to survive. She helps us understand where we are, what's happening, what's going to happen, and what our options are.

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'Caplan is lucid, devastating--practical. Caplan's genius is to explore difficult, always heartbreaking areas of injustice, without simplifying anything, and to then advise us on how to survive. She helps us understand where we are, what's happening, what's going to happen, and what our options are.

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Provides strategic information and survival skills based on the experiences of the author and the wealth of existing literature on women in academia, and on hundreds of women interviewed. The focus is on graduate students and faculty, although much of the material is applicable elsewhere. The author discusses the unwritten rules, what is sexual discrimination, what can be done about it, and daily survival strategies. No index. Paper edition (unseen) $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802029034
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Publication date:
05/28/1993
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Paula Caplan is Professor of Applied Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

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