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Alsarve, J. (2020). Caitlyn Collins, Making motherhood work. How women manage careers and caregiving. Princeton University Press, 2019: Recension av Jenny Alsarve [Review]. Sociologisk forskning, 57(1), 83-85
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Caitlyn Collins, Making motherhood work. How women manage careers and caregiving. Princeton University Press, 2019: Recension av Jenny Alsarve
2020 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 57, no 1, p. 83-85Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Sveriges Sociologiförbund, 2020
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-81816 (URN)
Available from: 2020-05-12 Created: 2020-05-12 Last updated: 2020-05-12
Alsarve, J. (2019). Friendship, reciprocity and similarity: Lone mothers and their relationships with friends. Community, Work and Family
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Friendship, reciprocity and similarity: Lone mothers and their relationships with friends
2019 (English)In: Community, Work and Family, ISSN 1366-8803, E-ISSN 1469-3615Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Studies have demonstrated the importance of informal social relationships in lone mothers’ everyday lives, not least regarding their ability to reconcile paid work and care duties. This paper examines lone mothers’ relationships with their friends. Drawing on qualitative interviews with Swedish lone mothers, it aims to analyse how friendship relations are described by the lone mothers, to what extent they are characterized by different forms of reciprocity and if the mothers perceive their friends as being part of their families. Inspired by Alberoni’s thoughts on friendship, and Finch and Mason’s view of reciprocity, the analysis reveals a complex picture of friendship relations. It is argued that friends often play a significant role in the everyday lives of the lone mothers. Friends were seen as key elements in some mothers’ lives, and sometimes were defined as ‘family’, providing emotional as well as practical support; but they were almost entirely absent in the lives of others. The support from their friends was often surrounded by norms of reciprocity. The results indicate that although the help from friends sometimes was decisive and appreciated, the mothers found it difficult to ask friends for help.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Lone mothers, friendship, reciprocity, personal relationships, social support networks
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77104 (URN)10.1080/13668803.2019.1649636 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 344-2011-5462
Available from: 2019-10-09 Created: 2019-10-09 Last updated: 2019-10-09Bibliographically approved
Alsarve, J. (2019). Förhandlade relationer i kölvattnet efter en mammas sjukskrivning. In: Jenny Alsarve & Erik Löfmarck (Ed.), Samhälle i förhandling: Villkor, processer, konsekvenser: festskrift till Christine Roman (pp. 89-102). Örebro universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förhandlade relationer i kölvattnet efter en mammas sjukskrivning
2019 (Swedish)In: Samhälle i förhandling: Villkor, processer, konsekvenser: festskrift till Christine Roman / [ed] Jenny Alsarve & Erik Löfmarck, Örebro universitet , 2019, p. 89-102Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro universitet, 2019
Series
Örebro Studies in Sociology, ISSN 1650-2531
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-77106 (URN)978-91-87789-21-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-09 Created: 2019-10-09 Last updated: 2020-02-06Bibliographically approved
Alsarve, J., Boye, K. & Roman, C. (2019). Realized plans or revised dreams? Swedish parents’ experiences of care, parental leave and paid work after childbirth. In: Daniela Grunow, Marie Evertsson (Ed.), New parents in Europe: work-care practices, gender norms and family policies (pp. 68-86). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Realized plans or revised dreams? Swedish parents’ experiences of care, parental leave and paid work after childbirth
2019 (English)In: New parents in Europe: work-care practices, gender norms and family policies / [ed] Daniela Grunow, Marie Evertsson, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, p. 68-86Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-80227 (URN)9781788972963 (ISBN)9781788972970 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-06-11 Created: 2020-02-27Bibliographically approved
Alsarve, J., Lundqvist, Å. & Roman, C. (2017). Ensamma mammor: Dilemman, resurser, strategier (1ed.). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ensamma mammor: Dilemman, resurser, strategier
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2017. p. 184 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53813 (URN)978-91-40-69487-4 (ISBN)
Projects
Ensam mamma i en flexibel ekonomi
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Alsarve, J. (2017). Working it out: strategies to reconcile work and family among Swedish lone mothers. Families, Relationships and Societies, 6(3), 325-340
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Working it out: strategies to reconcile work and family among Swedish lone mothers
2017 (English)In: Families, Relationships and Societies, ISSN 2046-7435, E-ISSN 2046-7443, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 325-340Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on 39 interviews with Swedish lone mothers, this article aims to explore the central coping strategies used by the mothers in reconciling work and family. The article also studies how working conditions and access to economic and social capital influence the coping strategies used. The findings indicate a variety of coping strategies. These were clearly influenced by position in the labour market and access to social and economic capital. While for instance working-class mothers tried to changed jobs to cope with temporary employments, middle-class mothers used flexitime to cope with work–family conflict. Access to social capital was crucial for all mothers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Policy Press, 2017
Keywords
lone motherhood, work–family conflict, work–family integration, coping strategies, social capital, economic capital
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-46124 (URN)10.1332/204674315X14418885009965 (DOI)000417915200001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 344-2011-5462
Available from: 2015-10-15 Created: 2015-10-15 Last updated: 2018-04-23Bibliographically approved
Alsarve, J., Lundqvist, Å. & Roman, C. (2016). Dilemman, resurser, strategier (1ed.). In: J. Alsarve, Å. Lundqvist, C. Roman (Ed.), Ensamma mammor: Dilemman, resurser, strategier (pp. 147-161). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dilemman, resurser, strategier
2016 (Swedish)In: Ensamma mammor: Dilemman, resurser, strategier / [ed] J. Alsarve, Å. Lundqvist, C. Roman, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016, 1, p. 147-161Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53809 (URN)978-91-40-69487-4 (ISBN)
Projects
Ensam mamma i en flexibel ekonomi
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Alsarve, J., Lundqvist, Å. & Roman, C. (2016). Inledning (1ed.). In: J. Alsarve, Å. Lundqvist, C. Roman (Ed.), Ensamma mammor: Dilemman, resurser, strategier (pp. 9-16). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inledning
2016 (Swedish)In: Ensamma mammor: Dilemman, resurser, strategier / [ed] J. Alsarve, Å. Lundqvist, C. Roman, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016, 1, p. 9-16Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016 Edition: 1
Keywords
ensamstående mödrar, arbete-familjkonflikt, klass, resurser, strukturell ambivalens
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53806 (URN)978-91-40-69487-4 (ISBN)
Projects
Ensam mamma i en flexibel ekonomi
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Alsarve, J. & Roman, C. (2016). Metod och metodologiska överväganden (1ed.). In: J. Alsarve, Å. Lundqvist, C. Roman (Ed.), Ensamma mammor: Dilemman, resurser, strategier (pp. 179-185). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Metod och metodologiska överväganden
2016 (Swedish)In: Ensamma mammor: Dilemman, resurser, strategier / [ed] J. Alsarve, Å. Lundqvist, C. Roman, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016, 1, p. 179-185Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2016 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53810 (URN)978-91-40-69487-4 (ISBN)
Projects
Ensam mamma i en flexibel ekonomi
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Alsarve, J., Boye, K. & Roman, C. (2016). The crossroads of equality and biology: The child’s best interests and constructions of motherhood and fatherhood in Sweden (1ed.). In: D. Grunow, M. Evertsson (Ed.), Couples' Transition to Parenthood: Analysing Gender and Work in Europe (pp. 79-100). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The crossroads of equality and biology: The child’s best interests and constructions of motherhood and fatherhood in Sweden
2016 (English)In: Couples' Transition to Parenthood: Analysing Gender and Work in Europe / [ed] D. Grunow, M. Evertsson, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, 1, p. 79-100Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Gender equality has been an important policy goal for more than four decades in Sweden and is commonly seen as an integral part of the Swedish welfare state. However, the gender division of work is still reproduced both in and out of paid work. In this chapter, we analyse interviews with 40 Swedish women and men (20 couples) to explore how norms regarding what is in the child’s best interest enter into decisions concerning parental care, childcare and paid work, and links to social construction of motherhood and fatherhood. A key notion in the interviews was shared parenting. It was seen as highly important that the child gets close, strong ties to both its mother and father. A second, and related, notion was that it is in the interest of the child to have an engaged and caring father, implying a new kind of fatherhood. The ideas on shared parenting and the engaged father were sometimes linked to ideas on gender equality, but sometimes they went hand in hand with more traditional notions of motherhood and fatherhood. Motherhood was, on the one hand, constructed as distinct from fatherhood and closely related to female biology. On the other hand, motherhood was constructed to fit with women’s identities as independent and work-oriented. The interviews seem to reflect a recent political and cultural development where major changes have occurred regarding fatherhood norms but where less has happened regarding motherhood norms. Gender equality was, however, one central factor that the couples took into account in their plans for the future. About half of the interviewed couples planned to share parental leave equally or wanted to share equally but were open to being flexible, for instance in regard to possible changes in their employment or financial situation. Licensed childcare was the obvious childcare arrangement after the parental leave period was over and was perceived as beneficial to the child’s development. Unlike parents in many other countries, parents in Sweden can rely on a system of social policies that are developed and adjusted to facilitate the lives of dual-earner/dual-carer families.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016 Edition: 1
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
Sociology; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53811 (URN)10.4337/9781785366000.00013 (DOI)9781785365997 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
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