Is fatherhood allowed? : Media discourses of fatherhood in organizational life

Show simple item record Kangas, Emilia Lämsä, Anna-Maija Jyrkinen, Marjut 2021-02-09T23:08:11Z 2021-12-17T22:45:36Z 2019-10
dc.identifier.citation Kangas , E , Lämsä , A-M & Jyrkinen , M 2019 , ' Is fatherhood allowed? Media discourses of fatherhood in organizational life ' , Gender, Work and Organization , vol. 26 , no. 10 , pp. 1433-1450 .
dc.identifier.other PURE: 123227361
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85063387945
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-3684-813X/work/61110260
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dc.description.abstract It has been claimed that in the context of organizations and management, fathers are invisible. One source of tension for fathers who work and who want to participate in family life is that even though involved fatherhood is emerging in many western societies, a family-oriented male identity is likely to be problematic for men in organizations. This article aims to contribute to a better understanding of a professional and managerial men's work-family relationship using discourse analysis on data from three different media sources in Finland, published during 1990-2015. We identified two competing discourses: one of stasis, the other of change. The stasis discourse is constructed around traditionally masculine management and fatherhood roles, while the changing discourse embodies more diverse masculinities and fatherhood. We conclude that although the discourse on fatherhood in the organizational context is moving towards gender equality, at the same time a strong discourse is putting a brake on such development, especially regarding management. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Gender, Work and Organization
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 5200 Other social sciences
dc.subject fatherhood
dc.subject gender
dc.subject leadership
dc.subject masculinity
dc.subject organization
dc.subject work-family relationship
dc.subject WORK-LIFE
dc.subject MENS WORK
dc.subject GENDER
dc.subject CULTURE
dc.subject EXPERIENCES
dc.subject MANAGEMENT
dc.subject CONFLICT
dc.subject PATTERNS
dc.subject BALANCE
dc.title Is fatherhood allowed? : Media discourses of fatherhood in organizational life en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Gender Studies
dc.contributor.organization Department of Cultures
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 0968-6673
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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