The focus of this International Review of Sociology (IRS) special issue is to observe and discuss how masculinity is performed by men who work in ‘non-traditional’ occupations. By discussing how male workers manage to reconcile the feminine nature of their work with the hegemonic gender regime, this collection of essays focuses on key issues in promoting gender equality and in understanding gender change. The special issue has two further aims. The first one is to show the importance of sociological research, in regard to the role played by work in the social construction of masculinity. The second one is to emphasize the importance of the gender perspective for the study of social change, particularly in labour market research.

Perra, M., Ruspini, E. (2013). Editor's Introduction. Men who work in 'non traditional' occupations. REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE SOCIOLOGIE, 23(2), 265-270 [10.1080/03906701.2013.804288].

Editor's Introduction. Men who work in 'non traditional' occupations

RUSPINI, ELISABETTA
2013

Abstract

The focus of this International Review of Sociology (IRS) special issue is to observe and discuss how masculinity is performed by men who work in ‘non-traditional’ occupations. By discussing how male workers manage to reconcile the feminine nature of their work with the hegemonic gender regime, this collection of essays focuses on key issues in promoting gender equality and in understanding gender change. The special issue has two further aims. The first one is to show the importance of sociological research, in regard to the role played by work in the social construction of masculinity. The second one is to emphasize the importance of the gender perspective for the study of social change, particularly in labour market research.
Editoriale, introduzione, contributo a forum/dibattito
Men, Masculinities, Social Construction of Masculinity, Female-concentrated Occupations, Gender Segregation
Uomini, Mascolinità, Costruzione Sociale del Genere, Professioni "non maschili", Segregazione di Genere
English
2013
23
2
265
270
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Perra, M., Ruspini, E. (2013). Editor's Introduction. Men who work in 'non traditional' occupations. REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE SOCIOLOGIE, 23(2), 265-270 [10.1080/03906701.2013.804288].
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