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Gender and Emotions in Family Care – Understanding masculinity and gender equality in Sweden


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Title: Gender and Emotions in Family Care – Understanding masculinity and gender equality in Sweden
Authors: Björk, Sofia
E-mail: sofia.bjork@socav.gu.se
Issue Date: 17-May-2017
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Sociology and Work Science ; Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap
Parts of work: I. Björk, Sofia (2013) Doing Morally Intelligible Fatherhood: Swedish Fathers’ Accounts of their Parental Part-Time Work Choices. Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers, 11(2), 221-237.
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II. Björk, Sofia (2015) Doing, Re-doing or Undoing Masculinity? Swedish Men in the Filial Care of Aging Parents. NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 23(1), 20-35.
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III. Björk, Sofia (forthcoming) Emotions and Empathic Imagination – Parents Relating to Norms of Work, Parenthood, and Gender Equality. Families, Relationships and Societies. Prepublished February, 2017.
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Date of Defence: 2017-06-16
Disputation: Fredagen den 16 juni 2017, kl.13.15 Sappören, Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap, Sprängkullsgatan 25
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Studies in Sociology
66
Keywords: doing gender
re-doing gender
undoing gender
moral intelligibility
masculinities
emotion management
empathic imagination
fatherhood
parenthood
eldercare
sons’ caregiving
gender equality
liveability
Sweden
Abstract: This thesis addresses care responsibilities in families as an arena for gender reproduction and change, primarily in the Swedish context, which includes a long history of gender equality policies, and broad public support for ideals of gender equality. The overall aim is to contribute to understanding of how gender continues to be given relevance in family caregiving when caregivers, in their efforts to form liveable and emotionally sustainable lives, make them-selves intelligible in relation to... more
ISBN: 978-91-87876-16-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/52231
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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