Abstract: The paper aims to analyze how the performative dimension of gender affects heavily the social expectations in relation of some jobs. This qualitative research is focused on the life-stories and choices of some men who have chosen, and sometimes who have accidentally begun, care giving jobs, traditionally “suitable for women”. Their words and their explanations have been the starting point of a reflection on gender issues, and on current changes. At last, the attention is focused on institutional choices, and their importance for changing gender representations.
Keywords: gender, socialization processes, politics, job, social change, institutions.
To cite the article: CARRERA, Letizia. “Gender issues and social change: Looking at new male job choices”. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication 2.2 (2013): 176-183.