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I am father : an analysis of masculine identities of professionally employed fathers and their parental leave decisions

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dc.contributor.advisor Runte, Mary
dc.contributor.author Rice, Joseph Robert
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-08T21:11:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-08T21:11:23Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/2572
dc.description x, 85 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis project attempts to apply Hearn’s (2004) proposed seven aspects of the hegemony of men by investigating the decision-making process of male professors deciding whether to exercise parental leave benefits available to them. Focusing on the parental leave decision allows me to gather detailed data about how men relate their family and work obligations into their perceptions of masculinity and their identities as fathers. Recognizing that parental leave taken by men is socially progressive, it may constitute a weakness in the hegemony of men as described by Hearn (2004). The motivation behind fathers’ parental leave decisions may go beyond legalities and organizational policies. Masculinity’s predetermined gender roles combined with identity may be a source of contradictory influences on the decision to pursue parental leave rights provided by the Canadian government. Therefore, I studied the extent to which the hegemony of men influences the individual’s decision-making process. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management, c2008 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management) en_US
dc.subject Parental leave en_US
dc.subject Fathers en_US
dc.subject Work and family en_US
dc.title I am father : an analysis of masculine identities of professionally employed fathers and their parental leave decisions en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Management en_US

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