Broken Patterns: Professional Women and the Quest for a New Feminine Identity

Broken Patterns: Professional Women and the Quest for a New Feminine Identity

by Anita M. Harris

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Broken Patterns: Professional Women and the Quest for a New Feminine Identity by Anita M. Harris

In Broken Patterns, Anita Harris reveals how a powerful mother-daughter dynamic has shaped the experience of professional women in America. Using a unique approach that integrates personal interviews and historical and psychological research, she examines the complex relationships women share with their mothers and grandmothers and considers how those relationships and society's changing attitudes affect women's roles. Tracing the roles of working women from the Colonial Era to the present, Harris describes a powerful push-pull dynamic between mothers and daughters. The book suggests that women will continue to move forward—and take steps back—to make their own way, each incorporating and surpassing the hopes and dreams of generations past to create a new feminine identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615907062
Publisher: Cambridge Common Press
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Anita Harris, president of Harris Media Associates, a communications consulting firm in the Boston area, has reported for the MacNeil Lehrer Report, Newsday, and public radio. She has taught at Yale University, Harvard University, and Simmons College.

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