The intention of this paper is to investigate which gender understandings the male and female employees, at two crisis centres, articulates. Next, we want to investigate how these gender understandings have an impact on male employees' ability to work at these crisis centres. Through our analysis and discussion we have found that the employees attributes the female gender, rather than the male gender, with meaning equivalent to the role of the contact person. This means that the employees are critical of the appointment of men as contact persons, as it is expected to create less challenges in daily practice. The employees are contributing to maintaining this practice, by their way of articulating 'man', 'woman' and 'the good employee'. The identity of women is more unequivocal because there are no different subject-positions that conflicts with content-filling of the identity. Thus, the female employees identity is less fragmented, as the male employees' ambiguous identity. The female employees will as a group reduce other identities and ignore differences internally, with the group of male employees being the opposite of which they exclude. As a consequence, the female employees, in their discursive structures, exclude the possibility of forming a less gender-divided employee group, which is important for men's ability to act as an employee at the crisis centres. Because of this, we can deduce that male workers' opportunities to work at the crisis centres are limited or completely excluded due to hegemonic discourses.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 dec. 2017|