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Handbook of Gender, Work and Organization

  • ID: 1803321
  • Book
  • March 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 496 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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As a theme and topic for research and writing, gender has become increasingly important over the years, not least because of the seeming immunity of society to demands for sexual equality. Despite pressures from feminists, global human rights and legislators, advances have been slow and limited. One of the most important areas for studying gender is in relation to work and organization, since that is where economic independence can be found and in contemporary society this may be a necessary, if not a sufficient condition, for sexual and other equalities.

The field of Gender, Work and Organization draws upon a broad range of critical theoretical and multi–disciplinary perspectives including organization and management studies, the sociology and politics of workplace relations, the body, emotion and aesthetics, feminist studies, gender and diversity research, intersectionality, masculinity, psychoanalytic studies, post–structuralism, ethical, political and philosophical research, transgender research, queer theory, and transnational studies. Its focus is upon the interrelationship between gender, work and organization as co–produced phenomena is also global in its vision and scope attracting interests from academics and policy makers from diverse cultures and political regimes.

The Handbook of Gender, Work and Organization offers an overview of the field, as well as providing some of the latest thinking on specific topics and areas of theoretical thinking. In addition to its value for teachers and students within this field, it also offers insights that would be of value to policy makers and practitioners who need to reflect on the latest thinking relating to gender at work and in organizations.

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Editorial Introduction (
Emma L Jeanes, David Knights, Patricia Yancey Martin).

Section One: Histories and Philosophies of Gender, Work and Organization.

Editorial Introduction.

1 Postmodern Feminism and Organization Studies: A Marriage of Inconvenience? (Melissa Tyler).

2 Women′s Writing (Heather Höpfl).

3 Ways of Knowing: Gender as a Politics of Knowledge? (Silvia Gherardi).

4 Gender, Work, and Organization in Popular Culture (Alison Pullen and Carl Rhodes).

5 Theorizing Gender, Race, and Class in Organizations (Joan Acker).

6 How to Study Gender Inequality in Organizations? (Barbara Czarniawska).

Section Two: Embodying Organizations, Organizing Bodies and Regulating Identities.

Editorial Introduction.

7 Leading with Body (Amanda Sinclair).

8 The Body: A Review and a Theoretical Perspective (Angela Hope).

9 New Intimacy, New Motherhood, Same Old Work? (Joanna Brewis).

10 Representing the Successful Managerial Body (Kate Kenny and Emma Bell).

11 The Organisational Contours of ′Body Work′ (Carol Wolkowitz).

12 Embodying Transgender in Studies of Gender, Work, and Organization (Torkild Thanem).

Section Three: Organizing Work and the Gendered Organization.

Editorial Introduction.

13 Does Gender Inequality Ever Disappear? (Joanne Martin).

14 Practicing Gender Neutrality in Organizations (Päivi Korvajärvi).

15 Women Professionals′ Gender Strategies: Negotiating Gendered Organizational Barriers (Sharon R. Bird and Laura A. Rhoton).

16 Gender and Work: A Technofeminist Analysis (Judy Wajcman).

17 Gender Change, Organizational Change, and Gender Equality Strategies (Yvonne Benschop and Mieke Verloo).

Section Four: Diversity in/and Management and Organizations.

Editorial Introduction.

18 Sexualities, Work, Organizations, and Managements: Empirical, Policy, and Theoretical Challenges (Jeff Hearn).

19 Diversity in Organizations: A Critical Examination of Assumptions about Diversity and Organizations in Twenty–fi rst Century Management Literature (Vedran Omanovic)

20 Diversity, Uniqueness, and Images of Human Resourcefulness (Bogdan Costea).

Section Five: Globalization and Gender in/and Management and Organizations.

Editorial Introduction.

21 International Organizations and the Organization of Gender (Alison E. Woodward).

22 Toward Gender Equality in European Union Labour Markets: Achievements and Contemporary Challenges (Catherine Casey).

23 The Military in a Globalized Environment: Perpetuating an ′Extremely Gendered′ Organization (Orna Sasson–Levy).

24 In the Back and Forth of Transmigration: Rethinking Organization Studies in a Transnational Key (Marta B. Calás and Linda Smircich).



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Emma Jeanes
David Knights
Patricia Yancey Martin
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