The Resource Still a man's world : men who do "women's work", Christine L. Williams

Still a man's world : men who do "women's work", Christine L. Williams

Label
Still a man's world : men who do "women's work"
Title
Still a man's world
Title remainder
men who do "women's work"
Statement of responsibility
Christine L. Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Men who do 'women's work' have consistently been the butt of jokes, derided for their lack of drive and masculinity. In this eye-opening study, Christine Williams provides a wholly new look at men who work in predominantly female jobs. Having conducted extensive interviews in four cities, Williams uncovers how men in four occupations--nursing, elementary school teaching, librarianship, and social work--think about themselves and experience their work. Contrary to popular imagery, men in traditionally female occupations do not define themselves differently from men in more traditional occupations. Williams finds that most embrace conventional, masculine values. Her findings about how these men fare in their jobs are also counterintuitive. Rather than being surpassed by the larger number of women around them, these men experience the 'glass escalator effect,' rising in disproportionate numbers to administrative jobs at the top of their professions. Williams finds that a complex interplay between gendered expectations embedded in organizations, and the socially determined ideas workers bring to their jobs, contribute to mens' advantages in these occupations. Using a feminist psychoanalytic perspective, Williams calls for more men not only to cross over to women's occupations, but also to develop alternative masculinities that find common ground with traditionally female norms of cooperation and caring. Until the workplace is sexually integrated and masculine and feminine norms equally valued, it will unfortunately remain 'still a man's world.'"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.3/615
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6060.6
LC item number
.W55 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Men and masculinity
Series volume
1
Label
Still a man's world : men who do "women's work", Christine L. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-236) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gendered jobs and gendered workers -- The rise and fall of the "women's professions" -- An unconventional career choice -- Token men in training -- Riding the glass escalator -- Masculinity in "feminine" occupations -- Occupational segregation and gender inequality
Control code
ocm43476572
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585129518
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b36404652
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43476572
  • ebscoaca0520915224

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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