Download E-books Women at the Top: Powerful Leaders Tell Us How to Combine Work and Family PDF

By Diane F. Halpern

Utilizing case experiences of top-level girls and learn within the box, Women on the Top breaks new floor and provides new perception into how girls can create dually-successful lives.

  • explores the paintings histories, motivation, management kinds, mentors, and kin backgrounds of a various collection of top-level women
  • includes the case reports of the President of previous Navy/Gap, the Chairman of Deloitte and Touche, the vice president of IBM operations, a preferrred courtroom pass judgement on in China, President of Legislative Council in Hong Kong, a number of collage presidents, and more
  • weighs the confident results of a number of roles and optimistic and unfavourable work-life spill over
  • discusses options for fulfillment (e.g., scaling again, juggling), the necessity for social aid, and the significance of cultural context

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Download E-books The Accordion Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition PDF

By Katherine S. Newman

Why are adults of their twenties and thirties caught of their mom and dad’ houses within the world’s wealthiest countries?
 
There’s absolute confidence that globalization has greatly replaced the cultural panorama the world over. the price of residing is emerging, and excessive unemployment premiums have created an untenable financial system that has seriously compromised the trail to maturity for children of their twenties and thirties. And there’s no result in sight. households are hunkering down, increasing the succeed in in their families to envelop economically weak teens. Acclaimed sociologist Katherine Newman explores the rage towards a emerging variety of “accordion households” composed of grownup childrens who might be dwelling off their mom and dad’ retirement discounts with little technique of their very own while the older new release is long gone.
 
whereas the fad crosses the constructed global, the cultural and political responses to accordion households vary dramatically. In Japan, there's a experience of horror and worry linked to “parasite singles,” while in Italy, the “cult of mammismo,” or mamma’s boys, is usual and commonly approved, notwithstanding the govt is rallying opposed to it. in the meantime, in Spain, annoyed mom and dad and millenials angrily blame politicians and large company for the turning out to be variety of early life compelled to stay at home.
 
Newman’s research, carried out in six nations, transports the reader into the houses of accordion households and uncovers interesting hyperlinks among globalization and the failure-to-launch pattern. Drawing from over 300 interviews, Newman concludes that international locations with susceptible welfare states have the top frequency of accordion households whereas the fad is almost unknown within the Nordic nations. the U.S. is stuck in among. yet globalization is reshaping the panorama of maturity in every single place, and the implications are far-reaching in our deepest lives. during this gripping and pressing ebook, Newman urges americans to not easily push aside the boomerang iteration yet, particularly, to strategize how we will be able to support the more youthful iteration make its personal position within the world.
 

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books The Home on Gorham Street and the Voices of Its Children PDF

By Howard Goldstein

the house on Gorham road seems again to an prior period of care
for orphaned and established young ones of japanese ecu Jewish immigrants.
inside of this social heritage and ethnography, the voices of eldersÑonce
wards of the house within the Thirties and 1940sÑtell us in occasionally poetic,
frequently comedian, frequently ironic, and continuously poignant phrases what it was once really
prefer to develop up in an Òorphanage.Ó rising from this penetrating
experience are rules for the way forward for powerful crew care in meeting
the desires of the swiftly growing to be variety of abused, forsaken, and orphaned
teenagers. GoldsteinÕs ethnography demonstrates amply that children
who spend years in an establishment can cross directly to lead efficient lives under
yes stipulations. Such stipulations could by no means were met in any other
childrenÕs establishment. That they did exist one time, although, is
reason not just to celebrate but additionally to appreciate that recreating these
stipulations is tough and probably most unlikely. This quantity makes
a particular contribution to baby welfare coverage and perform and to
tools of social paintings examine. ÑJane F. Gilgun, collage of
Minnesota the house on Gorham road is an important contribution
to social paintings literature. Goldstein takes an issue that has been the subject
of constant debate in social workÑthe childrenÕs institutionÑand
examines it utilizing a clean technique. The tales of the topics are handled
with sensitivity and tact. This quantity might be famous as an important
contribution to the literature on residential baby care. ÑPaul
H. Stuart, The college of Alabama Howard Goldstein is Professor Emeritus
of Social paintings, Case Western Reserve University.

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Download E-books Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self PDF

By Elly Teman

Birthing a Mother is the 1st ethnography to probe the intimate event of gestational surrogate motherhood. during this superbly written and insightful booklet, Elly Teman indicates how surrogates and meant moms rigorously negotiate their cooperative pastime. Drawing on anthropological fieldwork between Jewish Israeli girls, interspersed with cross-cultural views of surrogacy within the worldwide context, Teman lines the procedures during which surrogates relinquish any maternal declare to the child at the same time meant moms accomplish a classy transition to motherhood. Teman’s groundbreaking research unearths that as surrogates psychologically and emotionally disengage from the fetus they create, they strengthen a profound and lasting bond with the meant mother.

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Download E-books After Kinship (New Departures in Anthropology) PDF

By Janet Carsten

What's the impression on anthropology of modern reviews of reproductive applied sciences, gender, and the social building of technology within the West? what's the importance of public nervousness in regards to the relations to anthropology's analytic strategy? Janet Carsten provides an unique view of the previous, current, and way forward for kinship in anthropology in an effort to be of curiosity to anthropologists in addition to to different social scientists.

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Download E-books Love in the Time of Colic: The New Parents' Guide to Getting It On Again PDF

By Ian Kerner, Heidi Raykeil

Sex. After. Baby.

These 3 phrases are spoken in hushed voices over playdates and at playgrounds. yet whereas we may perhaps whisper them to our closest girlfriends, or shaggy dog story approximately them after one too many beers with the fellows, by way of speaking with our companions approximately what is fairly occurring (or unlikely on, because the case can be) in our child-proofed bedrooms, a growing number of folks locate ourselves tongue-tied and tiptoeing. Are you a part of the "sleepless, sexless" club?

You simply may be, if

  • You'd relatively simply visit mattress than visit mattress together with your companion.
  • The wonderful intercourse you as soon as had now simply blows.
  • The television is grew to become on greater than you are.
  • A playdate sounds larger to you than yet one more undesirable date night.
  • The child will get extra kisses and cuddles than you do.
  • You're overwhelmed down from consistently having to begin sex.
  • Foreplay has turn into chore-play.
  • "Let's get it on" at the moment are struggling with phrases.

But it does not must be this manner. based on bestselling writer Ian Kerner, Ph.D., and "naughty mommy" Heidi Raykeil, it truly is attainable to do the hokey pokey and sustain the hanky panky. Ian and Heidi usually deliver very various views, yet they agree that intercourse issues . . . much. it is the glue that holds jointly and retains fanatics from changing into easily roommates or co-parents. humorous and frank, Love for the time of Colic might help mom and dad take the cost out of this once-taboo topic, and positioned it again the place it belongs—in the bedroom.

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Download E-books Mediating Moms: Mothers in Popular Culture PDF

By Elizabeth Podnieks

In fresh a long time, pop culture - from tv and movie to newspapers, magazines, and best-selling fiction - has centred a big volume of awareness on moms. via feminist, psychoanalytic, sociological, literary, and cultural reports views, the twenty chapters during this ebook learn an array of present and correct modern subject matters concerning maternal identities corresponding to operating, stay-at-home, ambivalent, absent, sturdy, undesirable, unmarried, youngster, elder, big name, and lesbian moms; and concerns resembling the mommy wars, self-care, being pregnant, abortion, birth control, infanticide, adoption, intercourse and sexuality, breastfeeding, post-partum melancholy, fertility, genetics, and reproductive applied sciences. individuals from Canada, the us, Britain, and Australia have interaction severely and theoretically with stereotypes perpetuated via pop culture media, and chart a number of the provocative and releasing ways in which we will use and interpret this media to inspire and advertise replacement and transformative maternal readings, identities, and practices. Mediating mothers seems to be at moms as imaged by way of and within the media; how moms mediate or negotiate those photographs in keeping with their old, corporeal, and lived personhoods; and the way students mediate the preferred and educational discourses of motherhood as a fashion of registering, strengthening, and assuaging the tensions among illustration and fact. Mediating mothers engages significantly with stereotypes perpetuated by way of pop culture, whereas mapping a few of the provocative and releasing ways in which moms can use the media to remodel and reaffirm their identities. members contain Jennifer Bell (Alberta), H. Louise Davis (Miami), Irene Gammel (Ryerson), Nicola Goc (Tasmania), Fiona pleasure eco-friendly (Winnipeg), Latham Hunter (Mohawk), Joanne Ella Johnson, Hosu Kim (Staten Island), Beth O'Connor (Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing), Debra Langan (Wilfrid Laurier), Sally Mennill (British Columbia), Stuart J. Murray (Ryerson), Kathryn Pallister (Red Deer), Maud Perrier (Bristol), Lenora Perry (Texas), Dominique Russell, Jocelyn Stitt (Minnesota), Stephanie Wardrop (Western New England), Imelda Whelehan (Tasmania).

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