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Author Biese, Ingrid.

Title Opting Out and In : On Women's Careers and New Lifestyles
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (161 pages)
Series Antinomies
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: opting out and in; A debated phenomenon; A narrative approach to studying opting out; The narratives; Introducing the women; The structure of the book; 1 Globalization, individualization and gender in contemporary society; Globalization, technology and media; Post-traditional, risk society; The effect of globalization on working culture; Gendered organizations; Focusing on work-life balance: problems and paradoxes; Competing schemas; Conclusion; 2 Lacking agency, coherence and control
Linn: the love of work and the vitality of livingUnderstanding agency; Naomi and the wake-up call of the emergency room; The importance of narrative; Autonomy: an alternative view; Conclusion; 3 Gender and femininity in contemporary society; Amy and the unexpected need to be with her children; The Symbolic, semiotic and maternal; Mediated womanhood; Ella: stepping off the ladder while staying on at work; Contemporary feminism and the freedom to choose; Conclusion; 4 Opting in; Michelle: the journey from incoherence to coherence and control; Reinvention; Nora's story: 'I pulled the handbrake'
Reflection, authenticity and the threat to identityConclusion; Epilogue: opting out and then what?; Linn: confidence in knowing what she wants; Ella: back on the fast track?; Nora: getting her business off the ground; Michelle and the ebbs and flows of life; Amy: getting back on the job market; Naomi and the wear and tear of constant transitioning; Opting out: a story of success?; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Career development.
Women in the professions.
Women -- Employment.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317266722