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Fathers in focus : two discursive analyses on addressing men, work and care (2022)


Heikkinen, S., Jyrkinen, M., & Kangas, E. (2022). Fathers in focus : two discursive analyses on addressing men, work and care. In S. Bertolini, & B. Poggio (Eds.), Research Handbook on Work-Life Balance : Emerging Issues and Methodological Challenges (pp. 160-175). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788976053.00018


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Heikkinen, Suvi; Jyrkinen, Marjut; Kangas, Emilia

Parent publication: Research Handbook on Work-Life Balance : Emerging Issues and Methodological Challenges

Parent publication editors: Bertolini, Sonia; Poggio, Barbara

ISBN: 978-1-78897-604-6

eISBN: 978-1-78897-605-3

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 11/01/2022

Pages range: 160-175

Number of pages in the book: 336

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788976053.00018

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/84117


Abstract

We introduce in this chapter discourse analysis as a methodological tool for studying work-family issues, particularly those of men and fathers in work and care. Work and family involve complex processes and dynamics, where reconciling different interpretations of events are temporally and contextually changing. Current discourses on involved fatherhood raise many questions about men's work and family relationships and the role of care in their life. Here we present two empirical examples using discourse analysis to study work-family issues from a male gender perspective in the Finnish context. Finally, we discuss the (dis)advantages of using discursive analytical perspectives in work-family research.


Keywords: families; men; fathers; paternity; equality (values); gender roles; working life; working; household work; discourse analysis


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2


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