Educated in Romance by Dorothy C. Holland
Women, Achievement, and College Culture

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Is romance more important to women in college than grades are? Why do so many women enter college with strong academic backgrounds and firm career goals but leave with dramatically scaled-down ambitions? Dorothy C. Holland and Margaret A. Eisenhart expose a pervasive "culture of romance" on campus: a high-pressure peer system that propels women into a world where their attractiveness to men counts most.
 

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Dorothy C. Holland is professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Margaret A. Eisenhart is professor of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
 
Published June 20, 1991 by University Of Chicago Press. 288 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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This well-documented book, the result of a 10-year study, reveals that gifted, motivated college women often scale down career aspirations in order to marry and strive for physical beauty at the expen

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The degree to which women acquiesce to social structures based on male privilege is the subject of this 10-year study.

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