Contradictions in women's education : traditionalism, careerism, and community at a single-sex college /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Bank, Barbara J.
Other Authors / Creators:Yelon, Harriet M.
Format: Book
Imprint: New York : Teachers College Press, [2003]
Series:Sociology of education series (New York, N.Y.)
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1.. Introduction
  • Contradictions Surrounding Women's Higher Education
  • Central Women's College: What's in a Name?
  • Studying Central Women's College
  • Gender Traditionalism, Careerism, and Community at CWC
  • 2.. Traditionalism and Emancipation: Socialization at CWC
  • Cultures of Women's Colleges: From Bennington to CWC
  • Prior Agreement About Gender Traditionalism
  • Residential Isolation
  • Changes in Gender Traditionalism
  • External Influences on Gender Traditionalism
  • Summary of Findings at CWC
  • Conclusion: Were CWC Students Feminists?
  • 3.. Traditionalism and Emancipation: Sororities at CWC
  • Selectivity and Exclusiveness
  • In What Ways Are Sororities Traditional?
  • Conclusion: How "Good" Are Sororities?
  • 4.. Careerism and Academic Traditions
  • The Gendered History of Careerism
  • Academic and Careerist Orientations at CWC
  • Linking Gender Traditionalism, Careerism, and the Liberal Arts
  • 5.. Careerism Versus the Collegiate Life
  • Collegiate Cultures at Women's Colleges
  • Collegiate Culture at CWC
  • Social Orientations Among Entering Students
  • Participating in a Year of the Collegiate Culture
  • Participating in 4 Years of the Collegiate Culture
  • Homosociality and Heterosexuality in the Collegiate Culture
  • 6.. Community: Connections and Defections at CWC
  • The Campus Community
  • The Sororal Community
  • Athletic Teams as Communities
  • Extracurricular Communities
  • Communities of Friends
  • The Contradictions of Community Life
  • 7.. Lessons From Central Women's College
  • Women-Centered Education
  • Meanings of Diversity
  • Lost Opportunities at CWC
  • Appendix A.. Description of Instruments and Samples
  • Appendix B.. Survey Measures
  • Appendix C.. Statistical Conventions and Manipulations of Survey Responses
  • Appendix D.. Interview Schedules
  • References
  • Index
  • About the Author