© 2009

Men in Caring Occupations

Doing Gender Differently


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Identity, Visibility, Emotions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ruth Simpson
      Pages 22-41
    3. Ruth Simpson
      Pages 42-59
    4. Ruth Simpson
      Pages 60-74
  3. Occupational Contexts

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 172-193

About this book


Exploring how men in service and caring occupations (cabin crew, primary school teachers, nurses and librarians) both 'do' and 'undo' gender as they manage the potential mismatch between gender and occupational identity, this book engages with the key theoretical concepts of identity, visibility and emotions to examine men's experiences.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Brunel UniversityUK

About the authors

RUTH SIMPSON is Professor in Management at Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UK. Her research interests include gender and emotions, gender and management education and gender and organizations. Other published work include Gendering Emotions in Organizations and Voice, Visibility and the Gendering of Organizations.

Bibliographic information


'This is a very welcome book on the field of occupational choice. It is well signposted and written for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as a non-academic audience. I have already ordered library copies and included it as a "must-read" addition to reading lists on gender and occupational choice.' - Sue Child, Times Higher Education