Paid to Party: Working Time and Emotion in Direct Home Sales

Paid to Party: Working Time and Emotion in Direct Home Sales

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Paid to Party: Working Time and Emotion in Direct Home Sales by Janet Hinson Shope, Jamie L. Mullaney


On any given night in living rooms across America, women gather for a fun girls’ night out to eat, drink, and purchase the latest products—from Amway to Mary Kay cosmetics. Beneath the party atmosphere lies a billion-dollar industry, Direct Home Sales (DHS), which is currently changing how women navigate work and family.

Drawing from numerous interviews with consultants and observations at company-sponsored events, Paid to Party takes a closer look at how DHS promises to change the way we think and feel about the struggles of balancing work and family. Offering a new approach to a flexible work model, DHS companies tell women they can, in fact, have it all and not feel guilty. In DHS, work time is not measured by the hands of the clock, but by the emotional fulfillment and fun it brings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813552156
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Series: Families in Focus
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 538 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


JAMIE L. MULLANEY is an associate professor of sociology at Goucher College. She is the author of Everyone Is NOT Doing It: Abstinence and Personal Identity.

JANET HINSON SHOPE is a professor of sociology and the associate dean for faculty affairs at Goucher College.

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