Early-Career Doctors and In/Justice in Work : The Invisibility of Gender in a ‘Male’ Profession

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Olakivi , A O & Wrede , S H 2019 , Early-Career Doctors and In/Justice in Work : The Invisibility of Gender in a ‘Male’ Profession . in M Choroszewicz & T L Adams (eds) , Gender, Age and Inequality in the Professions : Exploring the Disordering, Disruptive and Chaotic Properties of Communication . , 2 , Routledge Studies in Gender and Organizations , Routledge , pp. 24-40 . https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351052467-2

Julkaisun nimi: Early-Career Doctors and In/Justice in Work : The Invisibility of Gender in a ‘Male’ Profession
Tekijä: Olakivi, Antero Olavi; Wrede, Sirpa Hannele
Muu tekijä: Choroszewicz, Marta
Adams, Tracey L.
Tekijän organisaatio: Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care
Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
Sociology
Julkaisija: Routledge
Päiväys: 2019-03
Kieli: eng
Sivumäärä: 17
Kuuluu julkaisusarjaan: Gender, Age and Inequality in the Professions
Kuuluu julkaisusarjaan: Routledge Studies in Gender and Organizations
ISBN: 9780815358572
9781351052467
DOI-tunniste: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351052467-2
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308696
Tiivistelmä: This chapter examines medical doctors’ ways of constructing and mitigating gendered and age-related injustice in their work and careers. Interviews with doctors at different career stages and in different professional settings in Finland are analysed. The analysis demonstrates that the interviewed doctors were not eager to construct the gendered and age-related constraints they or their colleagues face at work as markers of illegitimate inequality. The doctors were more eager to view work-related constraints as the result of personal choices and emphasise doctors’ private responsibility to manage their work and careers. In this chapter, we contextualise these observations as features of the ‘male’ profession of medicine and the profession’s emphasis on middle-class masculinity, which, despite the growing proportion of female physicians in younger cohorts, dominates over other career and work orientations in the culture of the Finnish medical field. The culture of male professions values individual endurance and freedom from family responsibilities, which may have problematic consequences for young doctors, particularly young mothers, whose childcare responsibilities can disproportionately limit their opportunities to perform the expected, normative, middle-class and masculine impressions of themselves as completely devoted to their work.
Avainsanat: 5141 Sociology
Vertaisarvioitu: Kyllä
Pääsyrajoitteet: openAccess
Rinnakkaistallennettu versio: acceptedVersion


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