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The Second Tier

Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Ekman

in Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195182675
eISBN:
9780199944019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182675.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In a sense, the second tier is a practical solution to the thorny problem of work–family balance. This chapter suggests that, for some women, it represents an ideal compromise: it allows them to ... More


IT Careers: Organizational and Occupational Strategies

Robin Fincham, James Fleck, Rob Procter, Harry Scarbrough, Margaret Tierney, and Robin Williams

in Expertise and Innovation: Information Technology Strategies in the Financial Services Sector

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289043
eISBN:
9780191684678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289043.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Knowledge Management

This chapter examines the issue of information technology (IT) careers through a detailed study of the Bank of Scotland's Customer and Branch Automation Network (CABINET), a project whose size and ... More


The Auteur: Are Directors Experts or Artists?

Dean Keith Simonton

in Great Flicks: Scientific Studies of Cinematic Creativity and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752034
eISBN:
9780199894857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752034.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

According to “auteur theory,” certain filmmakers—most often directors—can be viewed as artistic creators in the same vein as notable creators in literature, music, and the visual arts. This viewpoint ... More


Music: Is Silence Golden?

Dean Keith Simonton

in Great Flicks: Scientific Studies of Cinematic Creativity and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752034
eISBN:
9780199894857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752034.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Is great music most likely to be heard in great films? To address this issue, two investigations were conducted. The first study focused on films, assessing how awards for best score and song are ... More


Graduates’ Careers

Gerbrand Tholen

in Graduate Work: Skills, Credentials, Careers, and Labour Markets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198744481
eISBN:
9780191805714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744481.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter examines the notion of graduate careers. By examining the career of graduate workers in the four occupations, it argues that university education does not tend to be the direct driving ... More


The Australian empirical landscape of extended working lives: a gender perspective

Elizabeth Brooke

in Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross-National Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447325116
eISBN:
9781447325161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325116.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter analyses the empirical landscape of older women's working lives, which is shaped by connected structural disadvantages constituted by neoliberal institutions. It initially explains the ... More


The creative genius of William Shakespeare: historiometric analyses of his plays and sonnets

Dean Keith Simonton, Kathleen A. Taylor, and Vincent J. Cassandro

in Genius and the Mind: Studies of Creativity and Temperament

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523734
eISBN:
9780191688997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on the literary creativity and aesthetics of William Shakespeare through a historiomeric analyses of his plays and sonnets. Shakespeare's life in the themes that occupy his plays ... More


Putting sociology to work in the NHS

Jocelyn Cornwell and Mark Doidge

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, Jocelyn Cornwell is interviewed by Mark Doidge about the importance of sociology outside of academia. The interview charts her career trajectory and highlights how there was no real ... More


Business as Un-Usual

Graham M. Jones

in Trade of the Tricks: Inside the Magician's Craft

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270466
eISBN:
9780520950528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270466.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the career trajectories of professional magicians in France, with particular emphasis on how magicians conduct “business as un-usual” as they strive to earn a regular living by ... More


Social science which engages with the real world

Anthony Heath and Andrea Scott

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0027
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, Anthony Heath is interviewed by Andrea Scott about his life as a sociologist. He describes how he was drawn to sociology because it is concerned with ‘real world problems’, sparked ... More


Tales from the field: applied policy research and the sociological imagination

Carol McNaughton Nicholls

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0025
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Carol McNaughton Nicholls provides an outline of her career in sociology and shows how privileged she feels leading her research interests. The chapter offers a carefully deliberated advice section ... More


A career spent orbiting sociology

Eric Harrison

in Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.003.0030
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter charts the career of Eric Harrison. It details how the author stumbled into sociology. Luck and the lack of a clear alternative opened up opportunities in sociological research. It also ... More


The Asset-Focus of Youth Social Entrepreneurship

Tina P. Kruse

in Making Change: Youth Social Entrepreneurship as an Approach to Positive Youth and Community Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190849795
eISBN:
9780190849825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849795.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Children and Families

This chapter explores the “asset-based” frameworks in both positive youth development and community. This chapter also orients the reader to the link between youth social entrepreneurship’s grounding ... More


Women’s Ordination in America: A Contemporary Overview

Benjamin R. Knoll and and Cammie Jo Bolin

in She Preached the Word: Women's Ordination in Modern America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190882365
eISBN:
9780190882396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882365.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a brief overview of both the historical and contemporary “lay of the land” of women’s ordination in American religious congregations. It shows how the extension of ordination to ... More


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