Opting out and in: On women's careers and new lifestyles

Ingrid Biese

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Opting Out and In: On women’s careers and new lifestyles introduces a new perspective and definition of opting out that better reflects contemporary issues and lifestyles. The book offers a timely and comprehensive analysis of the phenomenon of women leaving high-powered careers, adding to current debates on opting out. It investigates the themes of globalization, individualization and the age of high modernity and addresses issues of how gender, in the context of what it means to be a mother and career woman in a masculinist society, affects decisions to opt out. In contrast to previous debates, the definition of opting out is broadened to include leaving prevalent masculinist notions of career to adopt alternative ways of working.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis)
Number of pages150
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-63978-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-63700-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book


  • 512 Business and Management
  • 514,1 Sociology

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