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A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia, Book of the Month, September 2010

Designed especially for women, A Guide to Surviving a Career in Academia, edited by Emily Lenning (Fayetteville State University,) Sara Brightman (Western Michigan University,) and Susan Caringella, takes a chronological look at all stages of the academic career.

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Scholars at all stages of their career will find this text to be an essential guide to navigating their path in academica. Written from a feminist perspective, the book draws on the information offered in workshops conducted at national meetings like the American Society of Criminology and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Through the course of the book, an expert team of authors guide you through the obstacle course of finding effective mentors during graduate school, finding a job, negotiating a salary, teaching, collaborating with practitioners, successfully publishing, earning tenure and redressing denial and, finally, retirement.

This collection is a must read for all academics, but especially women just beginning their careers, who face unique challenges when navigating through these age-old rites of passage.

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