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The Quiet Rebel

Women at Work in a Man's World

By (author) Glynis M. Breakwell
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Cornerstone, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Century
Published: 23rd May 1985
Dimensions: w 140mm h 220mm
Weight: 389g
ISBN-10: 071260717X
ISBN-13: 9780712607179
Barcode No: 9780712607179

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A survival manual for women working in a man's job, with analyses of stereotyping, role-playing and problems. The author follows up with suggested courses of action and useful exercises which stress skills needed to get ahead without being psychically and emotinally drained. The target audience here is composed of women who are rebels in the sense that they choose a field usually dominated by men. Such an individual is quiet because she doesn't identify herself as an active or vociferous feminist. However, she faces many difficult problems and must surmount many barriers. It is important for her to understand what she is facing and even more important to develop strategies to cope with the men with whom she will work. They will respond to her in a number of ways, and she will find herself often forced to play different roles - mother, daughter, sister, wife, bitch or witch. She will need all her wits and persuasiveness not only to survive and advance, but to make sure all this role-playing does not strangle her. The author points out that as a quiet rebel, the individual's choices are limited and that she may eventually become dissatisfied with the coping techniques she has mastered. This will probably lead her to recognize what she has in common with all women in the work place. Because of that, this should reach well beyond the target audience to a wider group of working women. (Kirkus Reviews)