Publisher description for Educated in romance : women, achievement, and college culture / Dorothy C. Holland & Margaret A. Eisenhart.


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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.





Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women college students -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Women -- Education (Higher) -- United States -- Case studies.
Sex differences in education -- United States.
College students -- United States -- Case studies.
Educational anthropology -- United States.
Educational sociology -- United States.