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Men in Social Work: Challenging or Reproducing an Unequal Gender Regime?


Pease, B, Men in Social Work: Challenging or Reproducing an Unequal Gender Regime?, Affilia: journal of women and social work, 26, (4) pp. 406-418. ISSN 0886-1099 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0886109911428207


This article is concerned with the reproduction of gender inequality in social work and the extent to which the presence of men in the profession challenges discriminatory processes and occupational segregation. Although it is argued that men need to take more responsibility for caring roles in professions like social work, many of the rationales for encouraging more men to enter social work are unlikely to support alternative masculinities that will challenge gender inequalities. Only a profeminist commitment informing antisexist practices will enable men to address gender inequality in social work.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:female majority profession, gender regime, men in social work, profeminist practice
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Social work
Research Field:Social work not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Gender and sexualities
UTAS Author:Pease, B (Professor Bob Pease)
ID Code:102543
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:36
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2015-08-27
Last Modified:2015-09-29

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