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Wall Street Women [electronic resource].

By: Fisher, Melissa S.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (242 p.).ISBN: 9780822395799.Subject(s): Financial crises -- United States -- History -- 21st century | Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 | Sex role in the work environment -- New York (State) -- New York | Women stockbrokers -- New York (State) -- New YorkGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wall Street WomenDDC classification: 332.64 | 332.64/273082 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Wall Street Women; 1. Beginnings; 2. Careers, Networks, and Mentors; 3. Gendered Discourses of Finance; 4. Women's Politics and State-Market Feminism; 5. Life after Wall Street; 6. Market Feminism, Feminizing Markets, and the Financial Crisis; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Wall Street Womenn tells the story of the first generation of women to establish themselves as professionals on Wall Street.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Wall Street Women; 1. Beginnings; 2. Careers, Networks, and Mentors; 3. Gendered Discourses of Finance; 4. Women's Politics and State-Market Feminism; 5. Life after Wall Street; 6. Market Feminism, Feminizing Markets, and the Financial Crisis; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Wall Street Womenn tells the story of the first generation of women to establish themselves as professionals on Wall Street.

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From a historical and ethnographic perspective, Fisher (anthropology, Georgetown Univ.; coeditor, Frontiers of Capital: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy) studies the first generation of women who entered Wall Street in the 1960s. This small group of highly successful women began their careers in research and investment banking sectors; over time, individually and collectively, they climbed the corporate ladder and broke through the glass ceiling. Fisher also analyzes the impact of their involvement in professional and political networks, particularly the Financial Women's Association of New York and the Women's Campaign Fund. She demonstrates how these networks allowed the female financial elite to advance a kind of market feminism, emphasizing reproductive rights and opportunities for women in politics and the workplace. VERDICT Extensively researched and thoroughly documented, this portrait of a pioneering generation of women provides context for understanding the emergent discourse of feminizing markets. Strongly recommended for readers interested in business anthropology or gender studies, particularly for gendered discourses of finance and the female financial elite.-Rebekah Wallin, Paris (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p>Melissa Fisher is the Laurits Anderson Professor of Business and Organizational Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. She is a coeditor of Frontiers of Capital: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy , also published by Duke University Press.</p>

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