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Gendered structures in action: 'male' versus 'female' agendas in a family rights project

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Show simple item record O'Connor, Pat 2013-08-30T08:40:19Z 2013-08-30T08:40:19Z 1996
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This article describes the formation of a family rights project in Limerick. It explains how the project came to focus on a rather narrow legalistic definition of parental rights, typified as a 'male agenda'. It explores the implications of this agenda for the attraction of parents to the project. Finally and more broadly, it raises questions about the relevance of partnership activities between statutory and community agencies, given the gendered nature of organisations (Acker, 1990) and the likely dominance of what is referred to as the 'male agenda'. The paper draws on documentary material concerning the establishment of the group, together with group evaluation material and qualitative data from individual semi-structured interviews with all the members of what came to be referred to as the Core Group in the family rights project en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Public Administration of Ireland en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Administration;44(3), pp. 107-125
dc.subject male en_US
dc.subject female en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title Gendered structures in action: 'male' versus 'female' agendas in a family rights project en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1115686

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