The project concentrates on the phenomenon of breadwinning in the Czech Republic after 1989 which has not been so far systematically researched in Czech sociology and which is firmly linked to many areas of social reality, especially to the organization of individuals’ private life, functioning of the family as a social institution and gender relations among partners in the family. ‘Breadwinning’ has not been problematised in sociology or in public discourse although it is a socially constructed phenomenon which influences the formation, reproduction and legitimation of social and gender inequalities in the family and on the labour market. Understanding the ways in which breadwinning is constructed in contemporary society may help unveil the nature of these inequalities and the resulting power relations.
Project publications (total 17, displaying 1 - 10)
In the background of the historical development of Czech society in the context of theoretical approaches to the study of feminist sociology of work and family we analyze biographical interviews with women of different age groups in different stages of family cycle and in different situations on the labor market.
The paper focuses on organisations and the conditions for working parents in terms of combining work and care and how those conditions are set up and negotiated in organisations. The research draws on three case studies comparing pairs of companies active in the Czech Republic and in one of the following countries – Germany, France, and Sweden – in the field of engineering.
The paper addresses the specific conditions of unskilled women, struggling to integrate their paid work and unpaid work in the Czech Republic. The analysis is based on three biographic interviews regarding the work trajectories of women whose highest level of education is vocational or lower. The employees with the lower levels of human and social capital occupy marginalized positions in the labour market.
The article deals with the issue of construction of caring for fathers, who have become primary carers in the period of parental leave. In the article I analyze how these fathers reflect the fathering, how they construct their identity and interpret gender relations within the family. I seek for patterns and justification that these social actors use in their construction of social reality and with which "result".
This article considers women’s and men’s roles in the labour market and the different ways in which care-work is shared inSlovenia and the Czech Republic.
Review of book "Variace na gender: Poststrukturalismus, diskursivní analýza a genderová identita" focuses on research of gender identity.