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Author Brykman, Beth.

Title The wall between women : the conflict between stay-at-home and employed mothers / Beth Brykman
Published Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2006


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Description 194 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Is there a wall? -- The dynamics of the wall -- Stereotypes : myths or reality? -- The reality of being a full-time employed mother -- The reality of being a stay-at-home mother -- Part-time employment : utmost or dismal? -- Daycare : it can make or break you -- Shifting lifestyles -- Why not co-parent? -- Cultural change necessary
Summary "Women today struggle to make difficult choices involving their children and their careers - so why do they simultaneously criticize, undermine, and point fingers at one another? Beth Brykman taps her personal experience and her professional marketing skills in crafting this well-researched look at the life-transforming issues that American mothers constantly face. Having been both a full-time working and a stay-at-home mom, Brykman interviewed more than one hundred mothers - some employed, some not, from many walks of life - letting these women speak for themselves about the reality of their lives, their views of those "other" mothers, and how they balance the pros and cons of motherhood. Brykman includes an appendix that details her research methods, including the questions she posed to each mother, and a useful bibliography that points readers to other resources."
"Filled with revealing quotations and stories from many women across the country, this insightful discussion of contemporary motherhood captures the many challenges facing women and offers creative solutions for cultural change."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-189) and index
Subject Working mothers.
Stay-at-home mothers.
Mothers -- Conduct of life.
Mothers -- Attitudes.
Working mothers -- Public opinion.
Stay-at-home mothers -- Public opinion.
LC no. 2005035133
ISBN 1591023947