Women's networks are the new wave of the eighties,"" claims this journalist; and if they aren't, after this exhaustive...

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WOMEN'S NETWORKS

Women's networks are the new wave of the eighties,"" claims this journalist; and if they aren't, after this exhaustive listing of sources, then it won't be for lack of information. There could be more on how to start such an organization (only about a dozen pages, as against hundreds of pages of listings); but Kleiman is assiduous in categorizing every conceivable kind of female-support network, so her work may pay off as a library reference tool for women seeking specific sorts of help. In addition to the traditional listings in business, politics, and the professions, Kleiman branches out to health (The Boston Women's Health Book Collective), sports, the arts, and a variety of home situations (farm wives' loneliness and powerlessness is being addressed by Wisconsin Women for Agriculture, for example). Beyond general descriptions of what to expect in each category, there are networks grouped by national, state, or local application, and subdivided into every category from prostitutes to law and medicine. Not a book, in short, for those who remain to be convinced; but for those on the lookout for an existing organization, a valuable source.

Pub Date: April 18, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lippincott & Crowell

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1980