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Still A Man S World

Author : Christine L. Williams
ISBN : 0520915224
Genre : Political Science
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Men who do "women's work" have consistently been the butt of jokes, derided for their lack of drive and masculinity. In this eye-opening study, Christine Williams provides a wholly new look at men who work in predominantly female jobs. Having conducted extensive interviews in four cities, Williams uncovers how men in four occupations—nursing, elementary school teaching, librarianship, and social work—think about themselves and experience their work. Contrary to popular imagery, men in traditionally female occupations do not define themselves differently from men in more traditional occupations. Williams finds that most embrace conventional, masculine values. Her findings about how these men fare in their jobs are also counterintuitive. Rather than being surpassed by the larger number of women around them, these men experience the "glass escalator effect," rising in disproportionate numbers to administrative jobs at the top of their professions. Williams finds that a complex interplay between gendered expectations embedded in organizations, and the socially determined ideas workers bring to their jobs, contribute to mens' advantages in these occupations. Using a feminist psychoanalytic perspective, Williams calls for more men not only to cross over to women's occupations, but also to develop alternative masculinities that find common ground with traditionally female norms of cooperation and caring. Until the workplace is sexually integrated and masculine and feminine norms equally valued, it will unfortunately remain "still a man's world."
Category: Political Science

Alone In A Crowd

Author : Jean R. Schroedel
ISBN : 0877223971
Genre : Business & Economics
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Describes the efforts of twenty-five women blue-collar workers to overcome sex discrimination and achieve success in their fields
Category: Business & Economics

The White Man S World

Author : Bill Schwarz
ISBN : 9780199296910
Genre : History
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Category: History

Winning In A Man S World

Author : Renee Weisman
ISBN : 9781450081528
Genre : Self-Help
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Are you a new hire trying to start off on the right foot? A woman working in a male dominated environment? A man working with women? A person whose career has stalled? A working parent trying to have it all? A person whose great ideas are ignored? If any of these people sound like you, Winning in a Mans World will show you in practical, easy-to-follow steps, how to win in a mans world. Written by a scientist and successful executive, the advice is straightforward and laboratory tested
Category: Self-Help

A Man S World

Author : Donald McRae
ISBN : 1471132366
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'I kill a man and most people forgive me. However, I love a man and many say this makes me an evil person.' On 24 March 1962, when Emile Griffith stepped into the ring in Madison Square Garden to defend his world title against Benny Paret, he was filled with rage. During their weigh-in, the Cuban challenger had denounced Griffith as a 'faggot' and minced towards him. In the macho world of boxing, where fighters know they are engaged in the hurt game, there could be no greater insult. At that time, it was illegal for people of the same gender to have sex, or even for a bar to knowingly serve a drink to a gay person. It was an insinuation that could have had dangerous consequences for Griffith - especially as it was true. In the fight that followed, Griffith pounded Paret into unconsciousness, and the Cuban would die soon after, leaving Griffith haunted by what he had done. Despite this, he went on to fight more world championship rounds than any other fighter in history in a career that lasted for almost 20 years. In Donald McRae's first sports book in more than a decade, he weaves a compelling tale of triumph over prejudice - Griffith was black, so doubly damned by contemporary society, but refused to cower away as society wished. A Man's World, longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year, is sure to become a classic piece of sports writing.

It S A Man S World

Author : Adam Parfrey
ISBN : 1627310118
Genre : Art
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Expanded edition covering the Adventure Magazine genre of Cold-War masculinity including new material wartime xenophobic American magazine articles and advertisements.
Category: Art

Who Says It S A Man S World

Author : Emily Bennington
ISBN : 9780814431870
Genre : Business & Economics
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Women are primed to level the corporate playing field. What does this mean for you? Absolutely nothing, if you don't know how to earn the respect and credibility it takes to see real traction in your career. In this book you'll find specific actions and answers you need to enter the executive suite, including: measurable steps you can take to enhance your reputation in five key areas: self-awareness, social skills, personal effectiveness, team building, and leadership; eye-opening assessments that will help you identify your most effective actions, map out your personal career plan, and gauge your own promotability; career-planning templates, worksheets, and tools for applying the book's lessons; first-person narratives detailing lessons hard-learned by highly successful women executives; "how to handle it" sections that give you step-by-step guidelines for navigating tricky situations. With this no-nonsense approach, you'll not only learn how to "play the game" at work but how to win it on your own terms.--From publisher description.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Bex Wild
ISBN : 9781462033157
Genre : Fiction
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Chasing a fresh start ... Danny, an East End–born entrepreneur, leads his five gay friends and business partners on a joint venture in the countryside. When it all comes to a sudden end, the friends find themselves at the mercy of Franco, a ruthless gangster who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Danny and his friends soon learn that the hardest decisions are the ones which leave you no choice. Complicating matters, each partner finds that the problems of their present and past have trapped them in place and will not be left behind without a fight. A chance encounter, a hasty decision, and other seemingly innocent events bring the group to a boiling point. And soon, each will find himself on a path he never imagined. Mansworld takes you on a journey woven with love, sex, family, gangsters, crime, and survival. For this group of friends and partners, a painful lesson awaits—your past will decide your future.
Category: Fiction

A Man S World

Author : Steve Oney
ISBN : 0881466182
Genre : Literary Collections
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A MAN'S WORLD is a collection of 20 profiles of fascinating men by author and magazine writer Steve Oney. Written over a 40-year period for publications including Esquire, Premiere, GQ, Time, Los Angeles, and The Atlanta Journal & Constitution Magazine, the stories bring to life the famous (Harrison Ford), the brilliant (Robert Penn Warren), the tortured (Gregg Allman), and the unknown (Chris Leon, a 20-year-old Marine Corps corporal killed in the Iraq war). Several of the articles are prize winners. The Talented Mr. Raywood won the City and Regional Magazine Association Award for best profile in an American city magazine. Herschel Walker Doesnt Tap Out won the Chicago Headline Clubs Peter Lisagor Award for best magazine sports story. Hollywood Fixer won the Los Angeles Press Club Award for best magazine profile. The Casualty of War was a finalist for Columbia Universitys National Magazine Award.
Category: Literary Collections

Handbook Of Studies On Men And Masculinities

Author : Michael S. Kimmel
ISBN : 0761923691
Genre : Social Science
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The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men. Editors Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and Robert W. Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields.
Category: Social Science