The Resource American Circumstance, by Patricia Leavy, (electronic resource)

American Circumstance, by Patricia Leavy, (electronic resource)

Label
American Circumstance
Title
American Circumstance
Statement of responsibility
by Patricia Leavy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Paige Michaels comes from the kind of wealth that few experience. The daughter of a notoriously successful banker who wielded great political power, she grew up in an extraordinary world peopled by the leaders of tomorrow. Now one mistake rooted in her past is threatening to unravel her perfect life. After years as a stay-at-home mother in New Jersey, Mollie Johnston convinces her husband to move back to New York, to fulfill her dream of living amid the bright lights. Mollie is uncomfortable in her own body and always worried about how others see her. Once she sees how the other half lives, will she come to see herself and her marriage more clearly? Gwen McAndrews is the ultimate New York socialite, and the envy of those impressed by her grandeur, but is there more than meets the eye? Along with Paige, Mollie and Gwen, a cast of characters’ stories are interwoven into the text—parents, children, care-takers, childhood friends, old lovers and spouses. American Circumstance is a novel about appearance versus reality; how people’s lives and relationships look to others versus how they are experienced, and the complex ways that social class shapes identity and relationships. American Circumstance provides a window into the replication of wealth, power and privilege. Through the protagonist’s work with an international women’s organization the novel is underscored with a narrative about how gender, social class and race intertwine on a global scale, and problems are all relative. There are also strong narratives about how family and friends influence identity and the things we say and don’t say to each other. While fictional, American Circumstance is grounded in autoethnographic observations and more than a decade of teaching and research about gender, class, race, identity and relationships. The novel can be used as supplemental reading in courses that deal with gender, social class, power, family systems, relational communication, intimate relationships and/or identity, or it can be read entirely for pleasure
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leavy, Patricia
Dewey number
813.6
Language note
English
LC call number
L1-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Social Fictions Series
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education
  • Education
  • Education, general
Label
American Circumstance, by Patricia Leavy, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
""American Circumstance""; ""DEDICATION""; ""TABLE OF CONTENTS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""PREFACE""; ""Part One""; ""CHAPTER 1""; ""CHAPTER 2""; ""CHAPTER 3""; ""CHAPTER 4""; ""Part Two""; ""CHAPTER 5""; ""CHAPTER 6""; ""CHAPTER 7""; ""Part Three""; ""CHAPTER 8""; ""CHAPTER 9""; ""CHAPTER 10""; ""ABOUT THE AUTHOR""
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (158 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789462092877
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-6209-287-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000521614
  • (EBL)1317416
  • (OCoLC)849513584
  • (SSID)ssj0000935480
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11588624
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000935480
  • (PQKBWorkID)10953278
  • (PQKB)10651742
  • (DE-He213)978-94-6209-287-7
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000521614
Label
American Circumstance, by Patricia Leavy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
""American Circumstance""; ""DEDICATION""; ""TABLE OF CONTENTS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""PREFACE""; ""Part One""; ""CHAPTER 1""; ""CHAPTER 2""; ""CHAPTER 3""; ""CHAPTER 4""; ""Part Two""; ""CHAPTER 5""; ""CHAPTER 6""; ""CHAPTER 7""; ""Part Three""; ""CHAPTER 8""; ""CHAPTER 9""; ""CHAPTER 10""; ""ABOUT THE AUTHOR""
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (158 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789462092877
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-6209-287-7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000521614
  • (EBL)1317416
  • (OCoLC)849513584
  • (SSID)ssj0000935480
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11588624
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000935480
  • (PQKBWorkID)10953278
  • (PQKB)10651742
  • (DE-He213)978-94-6209-287-7
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000521614

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