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Valued Daughters   :First-Generation Career Women
Valued Daughters :First-Generation Career Women

Valued Daughters :First-Generation Career Women

by Alice W Clark

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Sage Publications


9789351508885 - Year: 2016 - Pages: 199



Alice W Clark
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Author: Alice W Clark
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 199
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789351508885


This book studies the transition of agency and self-identity in young women aspiring for a career.

Valued Daughters traces the spread of ambition for lifetime careers among young women in urban India, who are effecting many changes by stepping out of their traditional roles to pursue higher education and jobs.

It analyses intersecting transitions—demographic, educational, economic, social, and cultural, with their individual histories and trajectories—that form the context of this study. Using first-hand narratives of women and their families, this book illustrates a new and changing sense of self among these daughters, whose mothers never had careers of their own.

Focusing on the way these young career-oriented women engage with immediate society and the world at large, this book explores how they view traditional roles and how they are, in turn, viewed by the society



List of Tables

Intersecting Transitions
A History of Women among Men
Gender and Demography: Paradoxical Effects
Professional Aspirations and Education in Cities
Status-raising as a Father–Daughter Project
Educated Elites in a New Gender Era
Embedded Agency: Gains, Losses, and Unborn Hopes
Social Reproduction and the Professional Imaginary
Toward Gender Transformation

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