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Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World

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Forewarned is forearmed, and Caplan presents a list of the forms that the maleness of the environment take: two of these are the conflict between ... Show synopsis

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  • Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World (University of Toronto Press) – Trade paperback (1993)
    by Paula J Caplan, Ph.D.

    Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World

    Trade paperback, University of Toronto Press
    1993
    English
    2nd ed.
    271 pages

    ISBN: 0802074111
    ISBN-13: 9780802074119

    Lifting a Ton of Feathers is not only a survival guide, it is also a destroyer of academic myths about women's career chances in the university, and a revelation of the catch-22 positions in which women find themselves. Caplan demonstrates that while many women believe that when they fail it is their fault, their fate is more likely to be sealed by their encounter with the male environment, and by the manner in which they are tossed about by it. She aims to help women avoid self-blame and understand the real sources of ... Show more

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