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Rivers, Caryl

Works: 38 works in 162 publications in 3 languages and 10,868 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Humor  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3568.I8315, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Caryl Rivers
Most widely held works by Caryl Rivers
The truth about girls and boys : challenging toxic stereotypes about our children by Caryl Rivers( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett are widely praised for their analysis of women, men, and society. Their "uncommon storytelling grace" led the Boston Globe to name their book, Same Difference: How Gender Myths Harm Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs, one of the best of 2004. The New York Times has called Barnett "one of the researchers who is re-drawing the map of women's psychology," and the New York Review of Books has commended their confronting of public policy "with less superstition and sentimentality than is currently the case." The Truth About Girls and Boys tackles a new, troubling trend in the theorizing about gender: that the learning styles, brain development, motivation, cognitive and spatial abilities, and "natural" inclinations of boys and girls are so different, they require completely different styles of parenting and education. Ignoring the science that challenges these claims, those who promote such theories make millions, frightening parents and educators into enforcing old stereotypes and reviving unhealthy attitudes in the classroom. Rivers and Barnett unmake the pseudoscientific rationale for this argument, stressing the individuality of each child and the uniqueness of his or her talents and desires. They recognize that in our culture, boys and girls encounter different stimuli and experiences, but encouraging children to venture outside their comfort zones keeps them from falling into old, fossilized gender roles that can suffocate their potential. Educating parents, teachers, and general readers in the true nature of the gender game, Rivers and Barnett help future generations transform if not transcend the parameters of sexual difference
Same difference : how gender myths are hurting our relationships, our children, and our jobs by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: From respected academics like Carol Gilligan to pop-psych gurus like John Gray, the message has long been the same: Men and women are fundamentally different, and trying to bridge the gender gap can only lead to grief. Generations have bought into the idea that women are uniquely primed to be "relational," men innately driven toward achievement-even when these "truths" are contradicted by what's happening in our daily lives. The time has come, argue the authors of this groundbreaking book, to liberate ourselves from biological determinism. Drawing on years of exhaustive research, Barnett and Rivers reveal how a toxic mix of junk science, pop psychology, and media hype has profoundly influenced our thinking and behavior, causing us to make poor decisions about how we choose our mates, raise our children, and manage our careers. It is power, not gender, that makes a difference; in fact, there are more differences among women (or men) with varying degrees of power than there are between women and men. In this vitally important and life-changing book, Barnett and Rivers sound a clarion call: a plea to end sexual stereotyping so that women and men, girls and boys, may realize their destinies as full human beings. Same Difference takes on the myths of "Mars and Venus": Myth ... Men are genetically driven to seek out beautiful women. This may have been true in the stone age, but times change. Now, a significant number of men report that an attractive portfolio is even more alluring than a pretty face. Myth ... Women want to marry wealthy men who can protect them and their children. In fact, a surprising majority of today's women put a higher price tag on empathy and nurturance. Myth ... Girls face an inevitable plunge in self-esteem at adolescence. Recent research finds no evidence of this. Yet parents, teachers, and girls themselves lower their expectations and balk at challenges, because of this pervasive belief. Myth ... Boys and girls learn differently. Teaching styles that emphasize different tactics for boys and girls are more often rooted in stereotypes than research or hard science, and can lead to a poorer-quality education for girls. Still, public funds are squandered on special curricula aimed at "female learning styles." Myth ... Men and women speak "different languages"--They "Just Don't Understand" each other. Wrong. Women talk "male" in the boardroom, and men easily master "motherese." Myth ... Female leadership is kinder and gentler. Not so. Position is the key to behavior: female managers are not more democratic than males, though many of us might like to think so
Beyond sugar and spice : how women grow, learn, and thrive by Caryl Rivers( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the forces that shape women today
Lifeprints : new patterns of love and work for today's women by Grace K Baruch( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slick spins and fractured facts : how cultural myths distort the news by Caryl Rivers( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She works/he works : how two-income families are happier, healthier, and better-off by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nostalgia for the idealized family of the 1950s is rampant in the news and on the campaign trail, but the modern family - with both parents fully employed outside the home - is here to stay. In fact, dual-income couples with children now make up the majority of American families and, according to a million-dollar study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, these families are really getting it right: men are sharing the burdens of parenting and housework, women are much happier when they balance careers and child-rearing, and daycare has become a truly positive option for both parents and children
Selling anxiety : how the news media scare women by Caryl Rivers( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rivers exposes the many ways news media distort stories about women. According to Rivers, theses stories "sell" because they play to the fears of affluent women, one of the most desirable consumer markets. River's topics, literally "pulled from the headlines," include negative representations of working mothers and "latch-key" kids, stories that exaggerate the perils of childcare and divorce, media treatments of powerful political figures like Elizabeth Dole, Teresa Heinz, and Hillary Clinton, and news as "poli-porn" (sex and death-obsessed tales of pretty, white girls and women like Jon-Benet Ramsay, Chandra Levy, and Natalee Holloway). Rivers also revisits ongoing debates about male and female brainpower and the claim that the attention paid to girls in schools is ruining boys' chances for success. She examines how the media has collaborated with George W. Bush and the political right to wage war on birth control and abortion. Her conclusion suggests what can and must be done to halt the news media's assault on women."--Jacket
The new soft war on women : how the myth of female ascendance is hurting women, men-and our economy by Caryl Rivers( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time in history, women make up half the educated labor force and are earning the majority of advanced degrees. It should be the best time ever for women, and yet ... it's not. Storm clouds are gathering, and the worst thing is that most women don't have a clue what could be coming. In large part this is because the message they're being fed is that they now have it made. But do they? In The New Soft War on Women, respected experts on gender issues and the psychology of women Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett argue that an insidious war of subtle biases and barriers is being waged that continues to marginalize women. Although women have made huge strides in recent years, these gains have not translated into money and influence. Consider the following: - Women with MBAs earn, on average, $4,600 less than their male counterparts in their first job out of business school. - Female physicians earn, on average, 39 percent less than male physicians. - Female financial analysts take in 35 percent less, and female chief executives one quarter less than men in similar positions. In this eye-opening book, Rivers and Barnett offer women the real facts as well as tools for combating the "soft war" tactics that prevent them from advancing in their careers. With women now central to the economy, determining to a large degree whether it thrives or stagnates, this is one war no one can afford for them to lose"--
Virgins : a novel by Caryl Rivers( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and German and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the seniors at Immaculate Heart High, hormones triumphed over the State of Grace and everyone's vocation was to DO IT. The Map of Forbidden Sexual Delights extended its boundaries nightly in the back seats of tail-finned cars. And nothing not even the Anti-Smut League could keep the boys and the girls from a rowdy, raunchy romp through those heart-stopping, heart-wrenching days of growing up!
Girls forever brave and true by Caryl Rivers( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate enemies by Caryl Rivers( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark, a Vietnam veteran, and Jessie, a former war protester, meet years later at Kinsolving College. To their surprise they find they are attracted to each other
The age of longevity : reimagining tomorrow for our new long lives by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long, productive lives are the destiny of most of us, not just the privilege of our great-grandchildren. The story of aging is not one of steady decline and decay; we need a new narrative based on solid research, not scare stories. Today Americans enjoy a new, healthy stage of life, between roughly 65 and 79, during which we are staying engaged in the workplace, starting new relationships and careers, remaining creative and becoming entrepreneurs and job creators. We are in the midst of a major paradigm shift in the way we live. Our major milestones are shifting. The definition of "normal" behavior is changing. Today, we marry later or not at all; cohabitation is not just a stepping stone to marriage, but a long-term arrangement for many. Women often have their first child in their 40s, and increasingly before they marry. People enjoy active sex lives well into their 6th, 7th or even 8th decades. None of our institutions will remain the same. People are working longer, and given the declining birth rate, older workers will be in great demand. Four generations are increasingly working side by side, learning from each other. But we must ensure that the benefits of long life are not limited to a wealthy few. The Age of Longevity shows how we as a society can embrace the life-altering changes that are either coming in the near future or are already underway. The authors give readers a panoramic view of how they, the institutions that affect them, and the country as a whole will need to adapt to what's ahead. They offer strategies, based on cutting-edge research, that will enable individuals, institutions, companies, and governments to make the most of our lengthening life spans. Using real life examples throughout, the authors paint a picture of what our new longer lives will look like, and the changes that need to be made so we can all make those years both more productive and more enjoyable"--Provided by publisher
Indecent behavior by Caryl Rivers( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When murder strikes a small-time hood in Boston, street-smart reporter Sally Ellenberg and blue-blooded Jack Aiken plunge into a deadly world of conspiracy and behavior-control technology that may reach as high as the White House
More joy than rage : crossing generations with the new feminism by Caryl Rivers( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She works/he works : how two-income families are happy, healthy, and thriving by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is based in great part on the results of a study funded by a four-year, 1 million-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) to Rosalind C. Barnett at the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. It was designed to identify the stressful as well as the rewarding aspects of the lives of full-time employed two-earner couples. The study was conducted in two communities in the greater Boston area, chosen because they have a high proportion of two-earner couples and a wide diversity of income and occupations. This is not a study of an elite group. While one-third of the group had college degrees and one-third had some graduate training or a graduate degree, one-third had only a high school diploma. At the beginning of the study, the average age for the men was thirty-five; for the women, thirty-four. The overall aim of the study was to learn how the quality of women's and men's experiences in these three major social roles related to their experiences of mental and physical distress. Role quality was defined as the balance between the rewards and the concerns the person experienced in the role. For each role, we asked the men and women in the study to think about the role as it was at the time, not as they wished it was, and tell us how rewarding and how much of a concern were each of a set of specific aspects of that role. Regarding their jobs, for example, subjects were asked how rewarding is "doing work you consider significant" and how much of a concern is "limited opportunity for professional or career development." With respect to the marital role, sample questions asked how rewarding is "enjoying the same activities" and how much of a concern is "your partner being critical of you." For the parent role, subjects were asked, for example how rewarding is "seeing your children mature and change" and how much of a concern is "your having too many arguments and conflicts with them."
For better, for worse by Caryl Rivers( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camelot by Caryl Rivers( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the 1960s civil rights movement featuring Mary Springer, a White House reporter for a Maryland newspaper. She becomes the confidante of President Kennedy, informing him of the situation in the streets
Bij gelijke geschiktheid : waarom mannen en vrouwen hetzelfde zijn by Rosalind C Barnett( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De auteurs bekritiseren de neiging om mannen en vrouwen in een keurslijf van biologische wetmatigheden te persen en verschillen tussen de seksen te benadrukken. Aan de hand van voorbeelden op het gebied van relaties, werk en ouderschap betogen ze dat zogenaamde aangeboren kwaliteiten aangeleerd of afgeleerd kunnen voorbeelden. Oorspr. titel: Same difference
Virgins : a hilarious novel of Catholic girls on the brink of going all the way by Caryl Rivers( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girls no more : a novel by Caryl Rivers( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two best friends from high school, Peggy Morrison and Constance Masters, reunite in Washington and continue their indecent behavior. One becomes a Capitol Hill gossip columnist and the other is a prize-winning journalist, and both exploit their feminine wiles to get what they want
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Same difference : how gender myths are hurting our relationships, our children, and our jobs
Same difference : how gender myths are hurting our relationships, our children, and our jobsSlick spins and fractured facts : how cultural myths distort the newsShe works/he works : how two-income families are happier, healthier, and better-offSelling anxiety : how the news media scare womenIntimate enemiesShe works/he works : how two-income families are happy, healthy, and thrivingCamelot
Alternative Names
Caryl Rivers American journalist

Caryl Rivers Amerikaans journaliste

English (138)

Dutch (3)

German (1)