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Like father, like sons?: the transmission of values, family practices and work-family adaptations to sons of work-sharing men
2010 (English)In: Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers, ISSN 1537-6680, E-ISSN 1933-026X, Vol. 8, no 3, 276-299 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 8, no 3, 276-299 p.
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Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-37928DOI: 10.3149/fth.0803.276OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-37928DiVA: diva2:757809
Available from: 2014-10-23 Created: 2014-10-23 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
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1. Modern men: A Norwegian 30-year longitudinal study of intergenerational transmission and social change
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2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The dissertation addresses men and change, intergenerational transmission, historical change and agency, employing as a case a longitudinal follow-up study over two generations of men, where the fathers participated in an experimental research project, the Work-Sharing Couples Project, which aimed to promote egalitarian work–family adaptations in Norway in the early 1970s. The original project was based on both spouses working part-time and shift parenting. The summary presents a multidimensional analysis of the work–family adaptations of the two generations of men: the untraditional adaptation of fathers in the 1970s; and the neo-traditional adaptations of sons in the 2000s. Their different work–family adaptations are discussed as situated agency, taking into account different aspects of time and space, personal biography, discursive and material structures of opportunity, and intergenerational dynamics at the family level as well as at social level.

The five articles present the empirical material: Bjørnholt (2009a) presents the impact on the couple relation and the family of the the parents’ work–sharing arrangement, concluding that the work-sharing arrangement was perceived by the participants to have been beneficial for their couple relationship as well as for the family as a whole. Bjørnholt (2011) explores the motivations of the work-sharing men to act as agents of change towards gender equality, concluding that personal biography, an authoritative way of being and new masculinity ideals, notably a partner- oriented masculinity, were important. Bjørnholt (2010b) analyses the consequences of the work-sharing arrangement on the work-sharing men’s careers, concluding that there were few negative career effects. They were rather successful, and their house-father experiences tended to be valued by employers as management skills. Bjørnholt (2009b) concludes that a father–son design is insufficient in explaining intergenerational transmission and Bjørnholt (2010c) finds that the untraditional work–family arrangement had not been passed on to sons.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro university, 2014. 137 p.
Series
Örebro Studies in Gender Research, 3
Keyword
fathering, intergenerational transmission, longitudinal qualitative research, masculinities, men, part-time, social change, work–family
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-34980 (URN)978-91-7529-027-0 (ISBN)
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2014-10-09, Prismahuset, Hörsal 2, Örebro universitet, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2014-05-07 Created: 2014-05-07 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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