The Maternal Wall: Research and Policy Perspectives on Discrimination Against Mothers / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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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.
About the Author
Monica Biernat is a professor of psychology at the University ofKansas. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology (social) at theUniversity of Michigan in 1989. Her research examines the processesof stereotyping and prejudice, and focuses specifically on howstereotypes guide judgments of individual members of stereotypedgroups. She is currently associate editor of the Journal ofPersonality and Social Psychology and was the 1998/1999 winner ofthe American Psychological Association Distinguished ScientificAward for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area ofSocial Psychology.
Faye J. Crosby is a social psychologist who has specialized inissues of gender and justice. She is currently professor ofpsychology and head of the social psychology area at the Universityof California, Santa Cruz. Crosby is the founder of the Nag’sHeart Conferences. In 1991-1992 she had the extraordinary privilegeto serve as President of SPSSI. She is the recipient of numerousawards, 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 onWorkLife Law, and Co-Director of the Project on Attorney Retention.She is also author of Unbending Gender: Why Work and FamilyConflict and What To Do About It (Oxford University Press,1999).
Table of Contents
Preface: Women and Work: Where Are We, Where Did We Come From, andWhere Are We Going? Rosalind Chait Barnett.
The Maternal Wall. Faye J. Crosby, Joan C. Williams, andMonica Biernat.
Motherhood as a Status Characteristic. Cecilia L. Ridgewayand 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 andAdam Fingerhut.
Mothers and Fathers in the Workplace: How Gender and ParentalStatus Influence Judgements of Job-Related Competence. KathleenFuegen, Monica Biernat, Elizabeth Haines, and Kay Deaux.
Anticipating Work and Family: exploring the Associations AmongGender-Related Ideologies, Values, and Behaviors inLatino and WhiteFamilies in the United States. Jamie L. Franco, Laura Sabattini,and Faye J. Crosby.
Caregiving Around the Clock: How Women in Nursing Manage Careerand Family Demands. Heather E. Bullock and Irma MoralesWaugh.
Processes of Change in Work/Home Incompatibilities: EmployedMothers 1986-1999. Linda Beth Tiedje.
Intimate Partner Violence as an Obstacle to Employment AmongMothers Affected by Welfare Reform. Stephanie Riger, Susan L.Staggs, and Paul Schewe.
On Childcare as a Support for Maternal Employment Wages andHours. Kristen L. Bub and Kathleen McCartney.
The Intuitive Psychologist Behind the Bench: Models of GenderBias in Social Psychology and Employment Discrimination Law.Linda Hamilton Krieger.
The Public Policy of Motherhood. Joan C. Williams and HollyCohen Cooper