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Unfinished business : women, men, work, family, Anne-Marie Slaughter

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Unfinished business : women, men, work, family
Title
Unfinished business
Title remainder
women, men, work, family
Statement of responsibility
Anne-Marie Slaughter
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A powerful, persuasive, thought-provoking vision for how to finish the long struggle for equality between men and women, work and family. When Anne-Marie Slaughter accepted her dream job as the first female director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department in 2009, she was confident she could juggle the demands of her position in Washington, D.C., with the responsibilities of her family life in suburban New Jersey. Her husband and two young sons encouraged her to pursue the job; she had a tremendously supportive boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and she had been moving up on a high-profile career track since law school. But then life intervened. Parenting needs caused her to make a decision to leave the State Department and return to an academic career that gave her more time for her family. The reactions to her choice to leave Washington because of her kids led her to question the feminist narrative she grew up with. Her subsequent article for The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," created a firestorm, sparked intense national debate, and became one of the most-read pieces in the magazine's history. Since that time, Anne-Marie Slaughter has pushed forward, breaking free of her long-standing assumptions about work, life, and family. Though many solutions have been proposed for how women can continue to break the glass ceiling or rise above the "motherhood penalty," women at the top and the bottom of the income scale are further and further apart. Now, in her refreshing and forthright voice, Anne-Marie Slaughter returns with her vision for what true equality between men and women really means, and how we can get there. She uncovers the missing piece of the puzzle, presenting a new focus that can reunite the women's movement and provide a common banner under which both men and women can advance and thrive. With moving personal stories, individual action plans, and a broad outline for change, Anne-Marie Slaughter reveals a future in which all of us can finally finish the business of equality for women and men, work and family. Advance praise for Unfinished Business: "Anne-Marie Slaughter insists that we ask ourselves hard questions. After reading Unfinished Business, I'm confident that you will be left with Anne-Marie's hope and optimism that we can change our points of view and policies so that both men and women can fully participate in their families and use their full talents on the job."--Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State. "Anne-Marie Slaughter's gift for illuminating large issues through everyday human stories is what makes this book so necessary for anyone who wants to be both a leader at work and a fully engaged parent at home."--Arianna Huffington. "With breathtaking honesty Anne-Marie Slaughter tackles the challenges of often conflicted working mothers and working fathers and shows how we can craft the lives we want for our families. Her book will spark a national conversation about what we need to do to live saner, more satisfying lives."--Katie Couric. "Unfinished Business is an important read for women and men alike. Slaughter shows us that when people share equally the responsibility of caring for others, they are healthier, economies prosper, and both women and men are freer to lead the lives they want."--Melinda Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation."--
  • "When Anne-Marie Slaughter's Atlantic article, "Why Women Still Can't Have it All" first appeared, it immediately went viral, sparking a firestorm of debate across the country. Within four days, it had become the most-read article in the history of the magazine. In the following months, Slaughter became a leading voice in the nationwide discussion on work-life balance and on women's changing role in the workplace. Now, Slaughter is here with her eagerly anticipated take on the problems we still face, and how we can finally get past them. In her pragmatic, down-to-earth style, Slaughter bursts the bubble on all the "half-truths" we tell young women about "having it all", and explains what is really necessary to get true gender equality, both in the workplace and at home. Deeply researched, and filled with all the warm, wise and funny anecdotes that first made her the most trusted and admired voice on the issue, Anne-Marie Slaughter's book is sure to change minds, ignite debate, and be the topic of conversation"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Slaughter, Anne-Marie
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1075.5.U6
LC item number
S57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex role in the work environment
  • Women's rights
  • Motherhood
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Motherhood
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex role
  • Sex role in the work environment
  • Women's rights
  • United States
  • Gleichberechtigung
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Arbeitsplatz
  • USA
Label
Unfinished business : women, men, work, family, Anne-Marie Slaughter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It's such a pity you had to leave Washington" -- Part I: Moving beyond our mantras. Half-truths women hold dear ; Half-truths about men ; Half-truths in the workplace -- Part II: Changing lenses. Competition and care ; Is managing money really harder than managing kids? ; The next phase of the women's movement is a men's movement ; Let it go -- Part III: Getting to equal. Change the way you talk ; Planning your career (even though it rarely works out as planned) ; The perfect workplace ; Citizens who care
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780812994568
Lccn
2015030219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
99965578534
System control number
  • (OCoLC)916684999
  • (OCoLC)ocn916684999
Label
Unfinished business : women, men, work, family, Anne-Marie Slaughter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"It's such a pity you had to leave Washington" -- Part I: Moving beyond our mantras. Half-truths women hold dear ; Half-truths about men ; Half-truths in the workplace -- Part II: Changing lenses. Competition and care ; Is managing money really harder than managing kids? ; The next phase of the women's movement is a men's movement ; Let it go -- Part III: Getting to equal. Change the way you talk ; Planning your career (even though it rarely works out as planned) ; The perfect workplace ; Citizens who care
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780812994568
Lccn
2015030219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
99965578534
System control number
  • (OCoLC)916684999
  • (OCoLC)ocn916684999

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