Explaining Men's Entry into Female- Concentrated Occupations: Issues of Masculinity and Social Class

  title={Explaining Men's Entry into Female- Concentrated Occupations: Issues of Masculinity and Social Class},
  author={Ben Lupton},
  journal={Gender, Work and Organization},
  • B. Lupton
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Gender, Work and Organization
This article seeks to add to an understanding of why some men enter female-concentrated occupations (and why the majority do not). Drawing on the results of in-depth interviews with 27 men in a range of occupations, I illustrate and interpret the complex and often contradictory ways in which men approach the notion of working in female-concentrated occupations and examine the impact that this has on their occupational outcomes. The data suggest that different attitudes to female-concentrated… 

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