Men in Feminised Workplaces: A guide to overcoming stereotypes, challenging traditional perceptions of masculinity and creating new roles for men

Kenn Warming

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Abstract

»Male nurses – Is that really what It’s called?« »Aren’t all male hairdressers gay?« »All preschool educators do is to wipe children’s bums, isn’t it?« »Cleaning is a job for women, not for men.« Men working in women’s professions often give rise to a lot of prejudices. But why? Are these men less masculine than other men? Or do they rather represent a new, more tolerant and less stereotypical male gender role? If less restricted by stereotypes, are men then eager to challenge traditional dichotomised perceptions of man/masculinity and woman/femininity? By means of analyses of interviews with more than 160 Bulgarian, Danish, Italian and Polish men working in traditional women’s occupations, this publication tries to answer some of these questions.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedRoskilde Universitet
ForlagRoskilde Universitet
Antal sider32
ISBN (Trykt)87-7349-652-9
ISBN (Elektronisk)87-7349-652-9
StatusUdgivet - 2006

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