Sex Roles (2016) 75:407–408 DOI 10.1007/s11199-016-0663-5 BOOK REVIEW Women Attorneys and the Changing Workplace: High Hopes, Mixed Outcomes By Phyllis Kitzerow, Boulder & London, Lynne Reinner, 2014. 240 pp. $55.98. ISBN: 13: 978–1626370456 Cloth 1,2 Carol Mastrangelo Bové Published online: 5 August 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016 Phyllis Kitzerow’s Women Attorneys and the Changing treatment of women in the law. Each of the eight chapters Workplace: High Hopes, Mixed Outcomes brings clarity and deals with an aspect of the story, beginning with the woman’s promising alternatives to the problem of the continuing pres- law school experiences and ending with conclusions about ence of sexism in the law. The book’s principal message is that gender discrimination and the feasibility of combining the law profession with family life. gender discrimination persists because of environment and individual psychology. Readable and timely, Women Kitzerow’s interdisciplinary approach demonstrates a high Attorneys compels attention to an important topic, sexism in level of knowledge. In her up-to-date literature review and her the law, manifested, for example, in gender differences in ability to make links across influential scholars of the law and promotions and salaries. In law, employers’ patriarchal atti- history, she goes well-beyond Amanda
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