Fathers in Work Organizations

Inequalities and Capabilities, Rationalities and Politics

Edited by Brigitte Liebig and Mechtild Oechsle

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Fathers in Work Organizations

Pub Date: March 2018

ISBN: 9783847407034

253 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $63.00

Fathers in Work Organizations

Inequalities and Capabilities, Rationalities and Politics

Edited by Brigitte Liebig and Mechtild Oechsle

Barbara Budrich Publishers

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This book analyzes the role of work organizations in the realization of an active fatherhood. Firstly, it deals with barriers to active fatherhood and its correlated 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, and which factors lead to differences in capabilities at the workplace? Finally, the book analyzes the meaning of organizational rationalities and the effects of policies and programs on change and organizational learning with respect to fatherhood.

About the Author

Brigitte Liebig is full professor at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Olten, Switzerland.

Mechtild Oechsle is full professor in the faculty of sociology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.