Bar Codes: Women in the Legal Profession

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Bar Codes examines women lawyers' attempts to reconcile their professional obligations with other aspects of their lives. It charts the life courses of women who constitute a first wave - an avant-garde - in a profession designed by men, for men, where formal codes of conduct and subtle cultural norms promote masculine values. A thorough analysis of women's encounters with this culture provides some answers and raises more questions about the kinds of stresses that have become extreme in the lives of many Canadian women.