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Les hommes assistants sociaux : des hommes pas comme les autres ? : regard sur une minorité professionnelle masculine

Abstract : As a social and historical reality, the sexualization of professions has been the basis of a great deal of work, most notably since the seventies, in a context of development of what might be called a sociology of relationships between the sexes.This sociology has been constructed around two majors schools of thought, the one accenting the conditions of structural permanence of relationship between sexes, based on the principle that male domination is a transhistorical constant, the other taking the position of looking for what changes, what is transformed, in the relationships between the sexes, in both productive and reproductive sphere. The work here presented follows this tendency by studying a male professional minority : male social workers. The originality of the object is linked to the rarity of research on men exercising so-called feminine professions, whereas women occupying masculine sectors have given rise to a great deal of thoughts. The field of social work is conducive to a reflection on sexual division of work, when the professions which compose it, are known to be in part highly feminised. The social service of which the feminine nature is an historical constant, is a significant example. Why and how do men orient themselves towards a profession of women ? Can we talk about typically masculine professional practices and relationships to careers ? What then would be their outlines ? Based notably on the family, school and professional paths of practising or future social workers, this work attempts to demonstrate in what way a masculine presence in a world dominated by women contributes to the transformation and/or reproduction of the sexual stereotypes linked to that profession anf thus leads to a questioning of the stakes of the sexual desegregation ot the moment when society endows itself with laws in order to construct conditions favourable for sexual desegregation.
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Fanny Zanferrari. Les hommes assistants sociaux : des hommes pas comme les autres ? : regard sur une minorité professionnelle masculine. Sociologie. Université Nancy 2, 2001. Français. ⟨NNT : 2001NAN21015⟩. ⟨tel-01776205⟩



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