Men and Fatherhood: New Forms of Masculinity in Europe
Within the framework of the European Commission project ”Modern Men in Enlarged Europe: Developing Innovative Gender Equality Strategies,” largely financed by the European Commission, Danish, Icelandic, Lithuanian and Maltese scholars have completed a comprehensive research on masculinity and fatherhood. Focusing on paternity leave, they have examined the changes in traditional fatherhood in these countries. Most articles except one in this collection have been written in the context of this project.
Guidelines of good practice
These guidelines are a tool developed by “Modern Men in Enlarged Europe II” project team that will help policy decision-makers, employers, trade unions, NGO activists and individual workers that are parents or are planning to be parents to understand and develop their own work and family reconciliation strategies in their particular surroundings and according to their particular needs.
Gender, Media, and Mass Culture
This collection of articles Gender, Media and Mass Culture is based on the papers of two conferences initiated and organised by the Center for Equality Advancement (Vilnius). The first conference Gender and Cinema (2003) examined the ways of constructing sexual identity and representations of gender in the cinematic tradition; the second conference Gender and Pop Culture (2004) focused on the images and stereotypes of gender in popular and mass culture.
Men Do It! Stories of Fathers on Parental Leave
What are the experiences of men on parental leave? What reactions do they get from their friends, colleagues, relatives? Does it change their relationship with their partner? Why does a man with a pram attract so much public attention? These and other questions were posed to the fathers in Denmark, Iceland, Lithuania and Malta by researchers doing a qualitative study within the project “Modern Men in Enlarged Europe: Developing Innovative Gender Equality Strategies”.