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dc.contributor.authorChoroszewicz, Marta
dc.contributor.authorKay, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-29T12:01:15Z
dc.date.available2019-10-29T12:01:15Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/7800
dc.description.abstractThis article explores work–family interface and the use of mobile technologies (MTs) among male lawyers in Quebec (French Canada) and Finland – two civil law contexts with reputations for legislation friendly toward work–family balance. Drawing on 34 interviews with male lawyers and combining two theoretical lenses, shifting ideals of fatherhood and work–family boundary theory, our study shows how men’s preferences for work–family boundary management relate to diversifying models of fatherhood and family. In Finland, male lawyers more readily embrace family responsibilities and they strive to set firm boundaries to curtail work spilling over into family life. Yet, the cultural and professional norm of men as breadwinners remains strong, especially for Canadian male lawyers whose spouses more often assume primary responsibility for childcare. Our study offers qualitative markers of boundary management styles and strategies (spatial, temporal, and psychological) of male professionals – as struggling segmentors, struggling integrators, and integrators. We observe that senior male lawyers, living in more traditional family models, frequently model integrating behaviours, such as around-the-clock availability via MTs. This modeling establishes expectations of what represents a committed professional worthy of promotion. These practices play an important role in sustaining and reproducing gender inequalities in organisations that employ professionals
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHuman relations
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726719865762
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.subjectboundary control strategies
dc.subjectboundary management
dc.subjectfatherhood
dc.subjectgender inequalities
dc.subjectmale lawyers
dc.subjectmobile technologies
dc.subjectprivate law practice
dc.subjectwork–family boundary permeability
dc.titleThe use of mobile technologies for work-to-family boundary permeability: The case of Finnish and Canadian male lawyers
dc.description.versionfinal draft
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Social Sciences, activities
uef.solecris.id65956351en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Authors
dc.relation.doi10.1177/0018726719865762
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange1388-1414
dc.relation.issn0018-7267
dc.relation.issue10
dc.relation.volume73
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
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