Men in Predominately Female Occupations Part 1

Session Organizers:
Bernard Fusulier and Marie Buscatto
Friday, 3 July 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
TW1.2.04 (Tower One)
A very rich scholarly literature has identified a variety of cross-cutting mechanisms that limit attempts by females to enter, remain in, and get promoted in “men’s” occupations, but also transgressive strategies that enable some women to break through in a partial but real manner in the early 21st century (Acker, 2009 ; Buscatto/Marry, 2009). On another hand studies of young and middle-aged men who enter occupations considered “women’s” are far fewer in number.

For this session, our objective is to enrich and systematize our knowledge of the conditions and processes associated with the entry of men into so-called “feminine” professions or occupations in Western countries in the early 21st century, and also with their continuance, development and identity construction in such occupations.

Equal Pay and Work-Life Balance: Negotiations and Actions in Danish Female and Male Dominated Companies
Trine Pernille Larsen, University of Copenhagen; Steen Erik Navrbjerg, University of Copenhagen
Conditions, Process and Identity Consequences for Men in “Female” Occupations
Bernard Fusulier, University of Louvain; Marie Buscatto, University Paris 1 Sorbonne