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Assignations ordinaires de genre dans les métiers de la petite enfance

Abstract : Analysis of sixty biographical interviews, conducted over three years, of men working in a daynursery or nursery school or as home-based childcare workers exposes processes of gender designation, despite being a career orientation that initially infringes on male norms of virility. Far from the European objective of 20 per cent men in the sector, and ten years after the first studies on the topic in France (Murcier, 2005; Jaboin, 2010), these settings still show a pseudo- integration of the genders in the profession favoring the reproduction of gendered social relations in everyday practice. Despite good intentions, the period of training and entry into the workplace is also a time of gender designation. Working relations are once again adjusted according to gender complementarity. Moreover, all workplace types manifest a real upward vacuum for men, who may even become directors in their first year of work.
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Sophie Devineau, Féliu François, Sandrine Valentin, Bernard Clémence. Assignations ordinaires de genre dans les métiers de la petite enfance. L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle, Institut national d'étude du travail et d'orientation professionnelle (INETOP-CNAM), 2020, Genre, rapports sociaux de sexe et orientation, pp.257-280. ⟨hal-02875627⟩



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