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Author Niemi, Nancy S., author

Title Degrees of difference : women, men, and the value of higher education / Nancy S. Niemi
Published New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 202 pages)
Contents College credentials as female disadvantage? -- Power, patriarchy, and gender identity in higher education -- We've been here before : gendered realignments behind the ivy -- The ambiguous "female advantage" -- American men : other places to be -- Higher education, less power : gender equity post-college -- A dream deterred?
Summary This volume investigates the dissonance between the supposed advantage held by educated women and their continued lack of economic and political power. Niemi explains the developments of the so-called "female advantage" and "boy crisis" in American higher education, setting them alongside socioeconomic and racial developments in women's and men's lives throughout the last 40 years. Exploring the relationship between higher education credentials and their utility in creating political, economic, and social success, Degrees of Difference identifies ways in which gender and academic achievement contribute to women's and men's power to shape their lives. This important book brings new light to the issues of power, gender identities, and the role of American higher education in creating gender equality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States.
Men -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Sex differences in education -- United States.
Sexism in higher education -- United States.
Women -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315521792 (electronic bk.)
9781315521794 (electronic bk.)