IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/cai/teeldc/te_150_0079.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

‪Les Mompreneurs‪. Entre entreprise économique, identitaire et parentale

Author

Listed:
  • Julie Landour

Abstract

‪Emerging at the end of the noughties, the Mompreneurs define themselves as women who build up a company as they give birth to a child, therefore leaving employment status for a specific self-entreneurship, which would favour “work-life balance”. This phenomenon might seem minor if just reduced to its labeled networks; yet it falls within deep and transversal processes of individuation, a public boosting focused on individual economic initiative, and an accentuation of parental work, particularly within upper and middle classes. Based on a three years ethnographic research within one of the French Mompreneurs’ collectives, this article aims at establishing these women’s points of view, showing an interest in the meaning they give to their experience in the non-waged system ; it aims at the same time at confronting them with the objective conditions in which they pursue their non-waged activity. After presenting the identity outlines of an entrepreneurial adventure that wears the clothing of the accomplished mother, we will then see how the family environment, and its possible variations, can act upon those women’s paths. Even if they initially benefited from a comfortable position, they still can be weakened by this global entrepreneurship and the self-fulfilment it promises.‪

Suggested Citation

  • Julie Landour, 2017. "‪Les Mompreneurs‪. Entre entreprise économique, identitaire et parentale," Travail et Emploi, La Documentation Française, vol. 0(2), pages 79-100.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:teeldc:te_150_0079
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.cairn.info/load_pdf.php?ID_ARTICLE=TE_150_0079
    Download Restriction: restricted

    File URL: http://www.cairn.info/revue-travail-et-emploi-2017-2-page-79.htm
    Download Restriction: restricted

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    gender; identity; self-employment; family; life path;

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cai:teeldc:te_150_0079. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jean-Baptiste de Vathaire). General contact details of provider: http://www.cairn.info/revue-travail-et-emploi.htm .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.