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Raising the Race - Black Career Women Redefine Marriage, Motherhood, and Community (Paperback) Loot Price: R661
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Raising the Race - Black Career Women Redefine Marriage, Motherhood, and Community (Paperback): Riche J Daniel Barnes

Raising the Race - Black Career Women Redefine Marriage, Motherhood, and Community (Paperback)

Riche J Daniel Barnes

Series: Families in Focus

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Popular discussions of professional women often dwell on the conflicts faced by the woman who attempts to ""have it all"", raising children while climbing up the corporate ladder. Yet for all the articles and books written on this subject, there has been little work that focuses on the experience of African American professional women or asks how their perspectives on work-family balance might be unique. Raising the Race is the first scholarly book to examine how black, married career women juggle their relationships with their extended and nuclear families, the expectations of the black community, and their desires to raise healthy, independent children. Drawing from extensive interviews with twenty-three Atlanta-based professional women who left or modified careers as attorneys, physicians, executives, and administrators, anthropologist Riche J. Daniel Barnes found that their decisions were deeply rooted in an awareness of black women's historical struggles. Departing from the possessive individualistic discourse of ""having it all"", the women profiled here think beyond their own situation - considering ways their decisions might help the entire black community. Giving a voice to women whose perspectives have been underrepresented in debates about work-family balance, Barnes's profiles enable us to perceive these women as fully fledged individuals, each with her own concerns and priorities. Yet Barnes is also able to locate many common themes from these black women's experiences, and uses them to propose policy initiatives that would improve the work and family lives of all Americans.

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Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Families in Focus
Release date: October 2015
Authors: Riche J Daniel Barnes
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-8135-6198-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Work & labour
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships > General
LSN: 0-8135-6198-1
Barcode: 9780813561981

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