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Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women

by Virginia Valian

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Equal opportunities,
  • Labour economics,
  • Psychology,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Feminism & Feminist Theory,
  • Gender Studies,
  • Women"s Studies - History,
  • Women"s Studies - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages421
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9901630M
    ISBN 100262720310
    ISBN 109780262720311

    Valian is the author of Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women (, MIT Press), a book that uses concepts and data from psychology, sociology, economics, and biology to explain the disparities in the professional advancement of men and women. Why so slow? The advancement of women. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Chapter 7. If one wants to believe that advancement is determined by merit, as most people (especially those who are successful) do, the data available to us are easily interpreted in line .

    The book, Virginia Valian’s Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women (), had been published a decade earlier. "Why do so few women occupy positions of power and prestige?".   What were the social factors that slowed the advancement of women? Update: *In Latin America* Answer Save. 2 Answers. Relevance. Tim. 9 years ago. Favorite Answer. Ask your teacher these questions or study your book instead of spamming the boards. 0 0 1.

    A useful book about the research around what motivates (and backfires) in organizations that have sought to diversify or who have been forced to do so by policy. The hard part is that the research findings are so varied, that each chapter ends with a set of bullet points, because it's not easy to pull out the lessons on their own/5.   Virgina Valian, in her insightful book, Why So Slow? suggests that, like interest on capital, disadvantages accrue and accumulate, ultimately resulting in large disparities in Author: Mary Ann Mason.


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Why So Slow. is a breakthrough in the discourse on gender and has great potential to move the women's movement to a new, more productive phase. ― Publisher's Weekly About the AuthorCited by: Why So Slow. is a breakthrough in the discourse on gender and has great potential to move the women's movement to a new, more productive phase.

Publisher's Weekly Also by this Author. Why So Slow. is a breakthrough in the discourse on gender and has great potential to move the women's movement to a new, more productive phase. ― Publisher's Weekly About the Author/5(12).

I approach the review of Why So Slow: The Advancement of Women (Valian, ) with the question Why did we lose so much of her valuable information.

She iterates exactly what I have argued exactly what I have been arguing (quite vocally, for anyone who knows I read this book as an assignment for a grad course.4/5. WHY SO SLOW?: The Advancement of Women User Review - Kirkus *linespacing 2* *linespacing 1* A scholarly and convincing explanation of women's slow progress in the professions.

Whether in business, law, medicine, or academia, women are not advancing at the same Read full review4/5(3). Why So Slow.

is a breakthrough in the discourse on gender and has great potential to move the women's movement to a new, more productive phase.-Publisher's Weekly User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

Why So Slow. The Advancement of Women. Virginia Valian, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England, pp. Virginia Valian's timely book is an important, scholarly examination of the factors which have underpinned the slow progress of women in the professions, and in particular, academia.

Hypatia () In Why So Slow. The Advancement of Women (), Virginia Valian has produced a clear introduction for the nonspecialist about the explanatory power of cognitive. Why do so few women occupy positions of power and prestige.

Virginia Valian uses concepts and data from psychology, sociology, economics, and biology to explain the disparity in the professional advancement of men and women. According to Valian, men and women alike have implicit hypotheses about gender differences—gender schemas—that create small sex differences in characteristics.

Why So Slow. is a breakthrough in the discourse on gender and has great potential to move the women's movement to a new, more productive phase.

-- Publisher's Weekly Synopsis5/5(7). Valian's goal in Why So Slow. is to make the invisible factors that retard women's progress visible so that fair treatment of men and women will be possible. The book makes its case with 4/5(2). Title: Why so slow?: the advancement of women: Publication Type: Miscellaneous: Year of Publication: Submitted: Authors: Valian V: Call Number: HQV35   Many Michigan Tech WISE members know that I am a big fan of Virginia Valian’s book Why So Slow.

The Advancement of Women (MIT Press, ). Valian’s well researched book gives women the data they need to first, convince themselves that they’re not imagining the disadvantage they feel, and second, the tools to make things better.

Valian's goal is to make the invisible factors that retard women's progress visible, so that fair treatment of men and women will be possible. The book makes its case with experimental and observational data from laboratory and field studies of children and adults, and with statistical documentation on men and women in the professions.

Virginia Valian offers scholars and general readers a book of extraordinary excellence. Why So Slow. brings together decades of social science research on the role of gender in society. In the schools, in the home, in the work place, men and women have taken on different roles and therefore have lived different by: Accessible and lively, Why So Slow.

is a breakthrough in the discourse on gender and has great potential to move the women's movement to a new, more productive phase. That such phenomena are widespread is documented in my book, Why So Slow. The Advancement of Women, 2 which reviews men's and women's status in the professions and academia.

Recent data from the National Science Foundation (NSF), taken together with data from other studies and other disciplines, show (1) that there is a problem, (2) that the. WHY SO SLOW: THE ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN is a thought-provoking, very scholarly look at a situation some might have assumed was corrected a long.

In her book, "Why So Slow. The Advancement of Women" (MIT Press, ; paperback, ), Dr. Valian asks why so few women are at the top of their profession, whether the profession be science, law, medicine, college teaching, industry, or business.

To provide an answer, Dr. Valian integrates research from psychology, sociology, economics, and. In her book Why so Slow. The Advancement of Women, Virginia Valian, professor of Psychology and Linguistics at Hunter College, New York, explored why women’s advancement has crept at such a Author: Ellevate.

She is the author of 'Why so Slow? The Advancement of Women', (MIT Press, ), in which she explores the reasons for professional disparities between men and women of equal academic and professional background.

Virginia talks about her book and tries to explain it to the audience using statistical figures/5(2).— Virginia Valian, author of Why So Slow?

The Advancement of Women. Praise for Women Don’t Ask “A highly readable, thoroughly researched and important book. Women Don’t Ask should be read by anyone with a fear of negotiating, male or female, and by managers who want a better understanding of how 47 percent of the work force confronts.

Why? Valian's explanation of women's slow advancement in the professions details how and why women are disadvantaged and men advantaged -- even though all .