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Frames: Women Can’t Match Up The Sticky Assumptions of Gender and Work

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

in Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India's Professional Elite

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691182537
eISBN:
9780691199993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182537.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the role of institutional novelty in moderating the experience of gender. It shows how the emergence of the Indian elite law firm has been uniquely shaped by the newness of the ... More


Facings: My Clients Prefer a Woman Lawyer New Returns to Essentialism

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

in Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India's Professional Elite

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691182537
eISBN:
9780691199993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182537.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the ways in which relationships between female professionals and their clients, peers, and mentors help create and reinforce interactional hierarchies in these spaces. ... More


Families: It Is (Not Always) Difficult Once You Have a Family Work, Life, and Balance

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

in Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India's Professional Elite

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691182537
eISBN:
9780691199993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182537.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter traces the role of families and life course in determining the unlikely gender outcomes found in large law firms. The advantage of the legal profession is that the career trajectory ... More


Futures: Now What? What Do We Do with the Accidental?

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen

in Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India's Professional Elite

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691182537
eISBN:
9780691199993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182537.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter assesses the sustainability of the unintended gender parity in Indian elite law firms. What can we expect this accident to produce? And, to the extent we can predict it, how much will ... More


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