Fathers in Work Organizations

Inequalities and Capabilities, Rationalities and Politics

Edited by Brigitte Liebig and Mechtild Oechsle

Verlag Barbara Budrich

Fathers in Work Organizations

Pub Date: April 2017

ISBN: 9783847407034

253 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $49.00

Fathers in Work Organizations

Inequalities and Capabilities, Rationalities and Politics

Edited by Brigitte Liebig and Mechtild Oechsle

Verlag Barbara Budrich

This book is dedicated to the role of work organizations when it comes to the realization of an active fatherhood. Firstly, it deals with barriers for active fatherhood and its correlating mechanisms of inequality: Which aspects of discrimination and social closure do fathers face today if they assert a claim for active fatherhood, and with what kind of barriers are they confronted? Secondly, capabilities of fathers are addressed: Which is their possible scope of action, who are relevant actors, what is the effect of policies and programs on change and organizational learning with respect to fatherhood?

About the Author

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Liebig is full professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Olten, Switzerland. Prof. (em.) Dr. Mechtild Oechsle is full professor in the Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, Germany.