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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


Mothers' Choices: Staying the Course, Opting Out, or Dropping Down

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/9780195182675.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Almost all mothers consider, at least briefly, whether they can handle both a challenging career and a young family. Roughly half of women who begin a fast-track job will stay the course, but a ... More


The Bottom Line

Judy B. Rosener

in America’s Competitive Secret: Women Managers

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195119145
eISBN:
9780199854882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195119145.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Initially, the United States was often associated with technological and military prowess that some countries could only dream of achieving. However, the 1990s marked a turning point for the country ... More


Women in the Middle

Zoe Young

in Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529202021
eISBN:
9781529202052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the limits and potential of flexible working arrangements through the lived experience of women in professional and managerial jobs who ... More


Women of Influence:: Gendered Charisma

Helen F. Siu (ed.)

in Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099692
eISBN:
9789882207189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter uses the public lives of leading women professionals and civil servants in the late 1990s to explore the “meaningful spaces” Hong Kong's postwar development in South China provided for ... More


Republican Ladies

Joan Judge

in Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520284364
eISBN:
9780520959934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284364.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 introduces the “Republican Ladies” who were both the moving target of and important contributors to the journal. Consisting of three demographics—older, genteel women; professionals; and ... More


Seeking Balance

Zoe Young

in Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529202021
eISBN:
9781529202052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines professional women's motivations for part-time and flexible working beyond a ubiquitous balance-seeking goal. Three common motivations form shared intention narratives that ... More


Choosing Flexibility

Zoe Young

in Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529202021
eISBN:
9781529202052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter investigates professional women's choices about how much, where and when they work, and unpicks the complex and intersecting factors found to complicate and constrain their capacity for ... More


Stresses and Successes

Zoe Young

in Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529202021
eISBN:
9781529202052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202021.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter explores the events and outcomes after a year of combining motherhood and professional work using part-time and flexible work arrangements for the 30 women interviewed in this study. ... More


Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Jane Spencer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184942
eISBN:
9780191674402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Aphra Behn, now becoming recognized as a major Restoration figure, is especially significant as an early example of a successful professional woman writer: an important and often troubling role-model ... More


The 1890s: New Women, Bloomer Girls, and the Old Ball Game

Debra A. Shattuck

in Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The 1890s saw a dramatic redefinition of femininity that coalesced into the image of the Gibson Girl and “New Woman.” Men like Bernarr Macfadden taught women that athleticism was a prerequisite of ... More


Teacher Filmmakers

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Heather Norris Nicholson

in British Women Amateur Filmmakers: National Memories and Global Identities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420730
eISBN:
9781474453530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420730.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the development of amateur filmmaking interests among women teachers as independent producers working on their own and as professional women who found a niche for themselves in ... More


Afterword

Nupur Chaudhuri

in Reshaping Women's History: Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042003
eISBN:
9780252050749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042003.003.0019
Subject:
History, Social History

The epilogue reviews the eighteen essays in the context of the meaning of the Catherine Prelinger Award to nontraditional women historians.


Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering

Cameron Lynne Macdonald

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222328
eISBN:
9780520947818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222328.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book shines new light on an aspect of contemporary motherhood often hidden from view: the need for paid childcare by women returning to the workforce, and the complex bonds mothers forge with ... More


Beyond Freedom Summer

Debbie Z. Harwell

in Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460957
eISBN:
9781626740556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460957.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Six explains how WIMS evolved into a professional exchange in 1965, sending interracial, interfaith teams of teachers, psychologists, librarians, and others and paired them with southern ... More


A New Feminist Venture: Work, Professionalism and the Modern Woman

Catherine Clay

in Time and Tide: The Feminist and Cultural Politics of a Modern Magazine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474418188
eISBN:
9781474449700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418188.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Time and Tide’s early feminist identity through an exploration of its close interdependence, and competition, within the feminist and women’s press. The magazine drew ... More


Redemption and Revolution: American and Chinese New Women in the Early Twentieth Century

Motoe Sasaki

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801451393
eISBN:
9781501706288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451393.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the early twentieth century, a good number of college-educated Protestant American women went abroad by taking up missionary careers in teaching, nursing, and medicine. Most often, their ... More


Introduction

Paula McDowell

in The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

In Part III, we see all of these forces come to bear on Delarivier Manley. Over the years that Manley was active as an author, the press became an accepted vehicle for political discussion, and ... More


Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders

Sally L. Kitch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038709
eISBN:
9780252096648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038709.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the crisis in contemporary Afghan women's lives by focusing on two remarkable Afghan professional women working on behalf of their Afghan sisters. The book's compelling narrative ... More


Meaning, Cultural Symbols, and Campaign Strategies

David C. Leege and Kenneth D. Wald

in The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226574417
eISBN:
9780226574431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574431.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter, which argues for emotion's central role in cultural politics, first introduces a theory of cultural politics followed by the dynamics of political campaigns. It then evaluates how ... More


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