’Min kæreste ville aldrig vælge sådan et fag!’: Uddannelser som kønnede og maskuliniserende

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‘My boyfriend would never choose this occupation!’ – Educational institutions as gendered and masculinising.
This article discusses the ways research understandings of gender should be broadened to encapsulate the way educational institutions are historically gendered – and continuously are gendering their students . The theoretical approach of the ar- ticle draws up a possibility to combine dynamic (poststructuralist) understandings of ‘doing gender’ with more structural approaches that emphasise the way gender as a local construction taking place in a well-established institutional/educational context and settings will most often reflect well established patriarchal segregations and hierarchical positionings . Based on interviews with male and female (BA) students of social pedagogy, I discuss the way the occupation and the qualifying education is historically placed within the gender system and the consequences of this for students who enrol .
Original languageDanish
JournalPædagogisk psykologisk tidsskrift
Issue number06
Pages (from-to)79-95
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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