My BSA presentation: A methodological strategy for conducting Qualitative Secondary Analysis across datasets

Last week I attended the British Sociological Association annual conference, which was hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University. It was a really enjoyable conference with a fascinating array of presentations that stimulated my thinking about my own research project about men’s longitudinal care responsibilities. I attended sessions in the Lifecourse and Families and Relationships streams for … Continue reading

Taking the ‘care’ out of care work?: Men in nursing

Nurses and doctors have different kinds of work – but there’s a lot of overlap.  Yet, we still culturally associate the “doctoring” with masculinity and the “nursing” with femininity.  The distinction between “caring” and “curing” is a gendered one and it is part of what maintains existing occupational segregation in healthcare.  Indeed, research on occupational…