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Jocelyn Elise Crowley

in Mothers Unite!: Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451751
eISBN:
9780801467455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451751.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explains workplace flexibility as a unifying concept for bringing all mothers together. Exploring across groups and the work-for-pay/stay-at-home dichotomy, it addresses the question of ... More


American Mothers, American Troubles

Jocelyn Elise Crowley

in Mothers Unite!: Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451751
eISBN:
9780801467455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451751.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explains the book's concern with one primary aspect of public decision making as it affects mothers' opportunities: workplace flexibility policy. Workplace flexibility can be divided ... More


Are We in a Movement Now? Can We Get There?

Jocelyn Elise Crowley

in Mothers Unite!: Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451751
eISBN:
9780801467455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451751.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter addresses the question of whether the women who participate in mothers' groups believe that they are participating in some type of mothers' movement through their engagement with the ... More


Mothers Need Leadership, Too

Jocelyn Elise Crowley

in Mothers Unite!: Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451751
eISBN:
9780801467455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451751.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter considers the steps that must be taken for workplace flexibility to become a viable part of the American employment structure. Leadership is essential in the world of public policy, such ... More


Mothers Unite!: Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life

Jocelyn Elise Crowley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451751
eISBN:
9780801467455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451751.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book envisions a genuine, universal world of workplace flexibility that helps mothers who stay at home, those who work part time, and those who work full time balance their commitments to their ... More


Applications

Joseph Fishkin

in Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199812141
eISBN:
9780199395576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812141.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter demonstrates that opportunity pluralism can help us see new dimensions of and identify new proposals to ameliorate three especially difficult contemporary egalitarian policy problems. ... More


Power in Numbers

Jocelyn Elise Crowley

in Mothers Unite!: Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451751
eISBN:
9780801467455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451751.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter recounts the history of the five organizations included in this study—Mocha Moms, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), Mothers & More, National Association of Mothers' Centers (NAMC), and ... More


Do Mommy War Attitudes Prevent Organizing?

Jocelyn Elise Crowley

in Mothers Unite!: Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451751
eISBN:
9780801467455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451751.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses whether the supposedly deeply held divisions between stay-at-home mothers and working mothers exist. The media has repeatedly highlighted such divisions under the label “the ... More


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