Understanding Gender and Organizations (Google eBook)

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SAGE, May 7, 2009 - Social Science - 272 pages
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`An unusually comprehensive and sophisticated analysis of how organizations and the men and women who work within them are affected by gendered processes and relations. Alvesson and Billing's contribution is unique in its sensitivity to the wide range of processes affected by gender paired with its sensitivity to the pitfalls of inappropriately applying a gender lens. This book is a must-read for organizational researchers and gender scholars' - Debra Meyerson, Stanford University

 

`Students and scholars alike will find this at once a useful overview and a thought-provoking take on the complexity of gender-in-organizations and gendered organizations' - Robin J. Ely, Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

 

In the decade since the first edition of this critical and provocative text, many aspects of gender have changed, and many have stayed the same. While the gendered study of organizations is a growing field in its own right, in many real-life organizations gaps in gendered job roles and pay are as entrenched as they were.

 

This Second Edition is a long-awaited update to an essential text in this dynamic and expanding field of inquiry, incorporating new, international perspectives that incorporate recent theory and debate, and a new chapter on gender and identity.

  

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Contents

The Many Faces of Gender and Organization
1
2 Different Perspectives on Gender
20
3 Division of Labour and Sex Typing
49
4 Masculinities Femininities and Work
70
5 Gender and Identity
96
6 Gender Organizational Culture and Sexuality
117
7 Women in Management
143
Four Positions
164
9 Broadening the Agenda
188
10 Reconstructing Gender and Organization Studies
214
References
243
Index
260
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About the author (2009)

Mats Alvesson holds a chair in the Business Administration department at Lund University in Sweden and is also part-time professor at University of Queensland Business School. He has done extensive research and published widely in the areas of qualitative and reflexive methodology, critical theory, organizational culture, knowledge work, identity in organizations, gender, organizational change, management consultancy etc. He has published 20 books with leading publishers and hundreds of articles, many of which are widely cited and used on higher levels in university education. 

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