Choices, constraints, and calling: conservative protestant women and the meaning of work in the US

Tracy L. Scott (Emory University, USA)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Publication date: 1 February 2002

Abstract

Uses qualitative data to explore how contemporary religious beliefs mark conceptions of work, particularly with regards to the beliefs of conservative protestant women. Compares liberal protestant women and men as well as conservative men against this group. States that conservative women consider motherhood as their most important work yet they are also most likely to feel “called” to their paid work. Cites that this has important implications for the sociological literature on gender and work. Builds on the original work of Max Weber.

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Scott, T. (2002), "Choices, constraints, and calling: conservative protestant women and the meaning of work in the US", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 22 No. 1/2/3, pp. 1-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330210789942

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MCB UP Ltd

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