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Author: Potholm, Christian P.Date: 2009Publication: The New England Journal of Political ScienceLanguage : enSource : Full textFind in a library: 54021556Article describing the political method and image of former Maine Republican congresswoman, Margaret Chase Smith. The paradigmatic elements of her political tenure and their subsequent impact on the shapes of later Maine political campaigns and leadership styles. Particular emphasis on the successes of Maine moderates William Cohen, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins. The major elements of a "Margaret Chase Smith archetype" : independent leadership style and stance, support for national defense, and an identification with hard work and the working class. The ways in which Smith's successful followers in government imitated these elements, or how notable political defeats relate to a candidate's departures from her moderate archetype. Discussion of Smith's little acknowledged French Canadian roots.Tags Androscoggin County ME, Aroostook County ME, Auburn ME, Augusta ME, Brunswick ME, Cape Elizabeth ME, Ethnicity and Collective Identity, Gender and Sexuality, Government and Politics, Hancock County ME, Kittery ME, Lewiston ME, Lincoln County ME, Lisbon Falls ME, Lisbon ME, Maine, Nonfiction, Nonfiction -- Government and Politics, Penobscot County ME, Saco ME, Sanford ME, Skowhegan ME, Waldo County ME, War, Washington DC, Waterville ME, Westbrook ME
Author: Butler, Sandra S.Date: 2013Language : enFind in a library: 4392786Article exploring the contexts and conditions of older age women as increasingly common personal assistance and home care aides in the twenty-first century. This occupation at the convergence of the growing need for home care workers in American homes, with the financial insecurity of older active adults in need of supplemental income, and who are able to provide social support and physical assistance to elders in need of care-taking. Author asks: "As older women are choosing, or being forced, to work later in life, is personal care work in their best interest?" (300). Article based on mixed-methods research - the Older Worker Study - including interviews with Maine home health workers: discussion of financial status, family status, work history, and attitudes toward age and experience. Written by a Professor of Social Work at the University of Maine.