Gender at Work

The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex During World War II
Author: Ruth Milkman
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252013577
Category: Political Science
Page: 213
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Arbeitsteilung und Geschlechterkonstruktion. »Gender at Work« in theoretischer und historischer Perspektive


Author: Angelika Wetterer
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3744517853
Category: Social Science
Page: 628
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Im Zentrum dieser Studie steht die Arbeitsteilung zwischen den Geschlechtern als Modus und Medium der Geschlechterkonstruktion. Am Beispiel der Professionalisierung der Medizin und der Feminisierung der Krankenpflege wird ein Konzept der sozialen Konstruktion von Geschlecht entwickelt, das sich auf die Meso-Ebene der Berufe und Professionen bezieht und die mikrosoziologischen Engführungen der »doing gender«-Konzepte überwindet. Anknüpfend an Goffmans Überlegungen zur institutionellen Reflexivität zeigt die theorieorientierte historische Rekonstruktion,dass Strukturbildungsprozesse als Effekte einer stets fragilen Balance zu begreifen sind, in der Wissen und Handeln reflexiv aufeinander bezogen sind und konkurrierende Akteure auf Anerkennung und Kooperation angewiesen sind, um ihre Interessen durchzusetzen. Der praktische Justierungsprozess mit systematisch offenem Ausgang, der so Konturen gewinnt, eröffnet neue Perspektiven auf den sozialen Wandel der Geschlechterverhältnisse.

Gender at Work

Theory and Practice for 21st Century Organizations
Author: Aruna Rao,Joanne Sandler,David Kelleher,Carol Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317437071
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 228
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At a time when some corporate women leaders are advocating for their aspiring sisters to ‘lean in’ for a bigger piece of the existing pie, this book puts the spotlight on the deep structures of organizational culture that hold gender inequality in place. Gender at Work: Theory and Practice for 21st Century Organizations makes a compelling case that transforming the unspoken, informal institutional norms that perpetuate gender inequality in organizations is key to achieving gender equitable outcomes for all. The book is based on the authors’ interviews with 30 leaders who broke new ground on gender equality in organizations, international case studies crafted from consultations and organizational evaluations, and lessons from nearly fifteen years of experience of Gender at Work, a learning collaborative of 30 gender equality experts. From the Dalit women’s groups in India who fought structural discrimination in the largest ‘right to work’ program in the world, to the intrepid activists who challenged the powerful members of the UN Security Council to define mass rape as a tactic of war, the trajectories and analysis in this book will inspire readers to understand and chip away at the deep structures of gender discrimination in organizational policies, practices and outcomes. Designed for practitioners, policy makers, donors, students and researchers looking at gender, development and organizational change, this book offers readers a widely tested tool of analysis – the Gender at Work Analytical Framework – to assess the often invisible structures of gender bias in organizations and to map desired strategies and change processes.

Capital Culture

Gender at Work in the City
Author: Linda McDowell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444399640
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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The changing nature of waged work in contemporary advanced industrial nations is one of the most significant aspects of political and economic debate. It is also the subject of intense debate among observers of gender. Capital Culture explores these changes focusing particularly on the gender relations between the men and women who work in the financial services sector. The multiple ways in which masculinities and femininities are constructed is revealed through the analysis of interviews with dealers, traders, analysts and corporate financiers. Drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches, the various ways in which gender segregation is established and maintained is explored. In fascinating detail, the everyday experiences of men and women working in a range of jobs and in different spaces, from the dealing rooms to the boardrooms, are examined. This volume is unique in focusing on men as well as women, showing that for men too there are multiple ways of doing gender at work.

Gender at Work in Economic Life


Author: Gracia Clark
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759102460
Category: Social Science
Page: 277
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This new volume from SEA illuminates the importance of gender as a frame of reference in the study of economic life. The contributors are economic anthropologists who consider the role of gender and work in a cross-cultural context, examining issues of: historical change, the construction of globalization, household authority and entitlement, and entrepreneurship and autonomy. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers in anthropology and in the related fields of economics, sociology of work, gender studies, women's studies, and economic development. Published in cooperation with the Society for Economic Anthropology. Visit their web page.

Everyday Gender at Work in Taiwan


Author: Ting-Fang Chin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811073651
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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This book explores professional women’s experiences of gender in the Taiwanese workplace in the wake of the rapid transformation of the country's economy, identifying attitudes to gender in a heterosexist and heteronormative social culture. It contributes to understanding women’s relationships with their superiors and peers at work and the strategies that they have used to negotiate with these role partners to achieve their own personal and career goals. It notes that compared to women in other East Asian economies, women in Taiwan have a more consistent career trajectory and that the local women’s movement and activism has brought Taiwan a long way in improving women’s employment rights, but argues that it is too soon to claim that gender inequality has been banished from the workplace. Based on qualitative, in-depth interviews, the book explores the participants’ accounts, gendered and heteronormative practices at work, in two contexts: organisational management and everyday social encounters. It investigates gender inequality at work by focusing on women employees’ everyday experiences, and examines structural and institutional factors affecting gendered arrangements, as well as personal experiences in negotiating gender. A key read for students and scholars in in gender and employment studies, this book will also be of interest to those working within the field of employment sociology and organisational culture.

Performing Gender at Work


Author: E. Kelan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230244491
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 253
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Providing a unique insight into how gender is performed in contemporary high-tech work and introducing a creative and novel way of analyzing the fluidity and rigidity of gender at work through discourse analytic methods the author highlights how changes in the world of work interact with changes in gender relations.

Playing to Strength: Leveraging Gender at Work

Leveraging Gender at Work
Author: Alice Adams
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031336642X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 185
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This book offers a new approach for helping managers and organizations make better, more productive use of both men and women at work—an approach based on what they have in common, not on what some think divides them. • Appendices include a case study of gender in the corporate world, a sample gender inclusion plan, and experiential accounts of gender dynamics in the workplace

Gender at work

a comparison of women and men in gender-atypical occupations
Author: Deborah Elizabeth Wright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 654
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Gender at Work


Author: Ann Game,Rosemary Pringle
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742696651
Category: Social Science
Page: 148
View: 978

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Three themes are drawn together in this book: gender and sexuality, the organisation of work, and the impact of technological change. Their inter-relationship is explored in six area studies: manufacturing, banking, retailing, computing, nursing and housework. Gender at Work presents an account of how each area has changed since the Second World War; sets out ways in which the notion of what constitutes 'proper' work for men and women changes with new work processes; and analyses the prospects for, and limits of, sexual 'equality' in the workplace. Based on the first-hand observations of workers, reflecting on their work experience, this book allows workers to speak for themselves: they reveal the centrality of gender to the way capitalism is organised. 'A notable contribution, both to feminist and labour studies in Australia and further afield... Every woman, whether at home or in the paid workforce, should read this book. It will help her assess exactly what she is - and should be - worth to the community, and how she can help to ensure her true evaluation.' - Newcastle Herald 'A very readable book which makes a major theoretical and descriptive contribution to the analysis of gender in Australian Society.' - Journal of Industrial Relations 'A convincing demonstration of the central place of gender in the work relationships between men and women. The insights it provides, into the underlying causes of the sex division of tasks and the way in which new jobs in any individual setting quickly become sex-typed, are important for any manager of a mixed workplace.' - Practising Manager

Gender at Work in Victorian Culture

Literature, Art and Masculinity
Author: Martin A. Danahay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351934694
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 200
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Martin A. Danahay's lucidly argued and accessibly written volume offers a solid introduction to important issues surrounding the definition and division of labor in British society and culture. 'Work,' Danahay argues, was a term rife with ideological contradictions for Victorian males during a period when it was considered synonymous with masculinity. Male writers and artists in particular found their labors troubled by class and gender ideologies that idealized 'man's work' as sweaty, muscled labor and tended to feminize intellectual and artistic pursuits. Though many romanticized working-class labor, the fissured representation of the masculine body occasioned by the distinction between manual labor and 'brain work' made it impossible for them to overcome the Victorian class hierarchy of labor. Through cultural studies analyses of the novels of Dickens and Gissing; the nonfiction prose of Carlyle, Ruskin and Morris; the poetry of Thomas Hood; paintings by Richard Redgrave, William Bell Scott, and Ford Madox Brown; and contemporary photographs, including many from the Munby Collection, Danahay examines the ideological contradictions in Victorian representations of men at work. His book will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of English literature, history, and gender studies.

Ethnicity and Gender at Work

Inequalities, Careers and Employment Relations
Author: H. Bradley,G. Healy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230582109
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 251
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Using an international approach, this book demonstrates the way that the intersection of gendered and ethnic identities operate at work and home. It provides an authoritative account of ethnicity and gender at work, and the theoretical underpinning explanations.

Gender at Work

Four Women Writers of the Eighteenth Century
Author: Ann Messenger
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814321478
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 164
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Gender at work

perspectives on occupational segregation and comparable worth
Author: Barbara F. Reskin,Ronnie J. Steinberg,Lois Haignere,Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. Women's Research and Education Institute
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Equal pay for equal work
Page: 26
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Gender at Work

A Social Psychological Perspective
Author: Melanie C. Steffens,Maria Angels Viladot
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9781433122040
Category: Psychology
Page: 312
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While many women receive equal education, such equality is nowhere in sight when it comes to women's and men's career success: men still earn significantly more than women and are more likely to be promoted. In this book, the authors offer a state of the art review of applied social-psychological research on gender at work, shedding light on all the different ways that work-related perceptions, attributions, outcomes, and the like differ for women and men. Focusing on domains (e.g., engineering) and positions (e.g., leadership) that are marked by women's underrepresentation, the first part of the book looks at gender at work in terms of stereotypes, attitudes, and social roles, including parenthood, while the second part takes a social identity and communication perspective, exploring the situations in which men and women interact at work. Many chapters focus on applied questions, such as career choice, effects of role models, and sexual harassment at work. Theories and findings are applied to these topics, with conclusions and recommendations drawn throughout the book.

Gender and Communication at Work


Author: Marilyn J. Davidson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317130839
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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Written by leading researchers from four continents, this book offers a broad and contemporary assessment of the ways in which gender affects workplace communication and how this in turn influences people’s choices, training, opportunities and career development. A range of work situations are considered (including communication within the normal routine, in a crisis or under pressure, and during those occasions important for career development) and examples are sourced from a variety of contexts (including international business, leadership, service work, and computer-mediated communication). Gender and Communication at Work includes a diversity of theoretical perspectives in order to most successfully map the range of communication strategies, identities and roles which impact upon and are influenced by gender at work.

Handbook of Gender, Work and Organization


Author: Emma Jeanes,David Knights,Patricia Yancey Martin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470979275
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
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This work of reference represents a remarkably complete, detailed and extensive review of the field of gender, work and organization in the second decade of the 21st century. Its authors represent eight countries and many disciplines including management, sociology, political science, and gender studies. The chapters, by top scholars in their areas of expertise, offer both reviews and empirical findings, and insights and challenges for further work. The chapters are organized in five sections: Histories and Philosophies; Organizing Work and the Gendered Organization; Embodiment; Globalization; and Diversity. Theoretical and conceptual developments at the cutting edge of the field are explicated and illustrated by the handbook’s authors. Methods for conducting research into gender, work and organization are reviewed and assessed as well as illustrated in the work of several chapters. Efforts to produce greater gender equality in the workplace are covered in nearly every chapter, in terms of past successes and failures. Military organizations are presented as one of the difficult to change in regards to gender (with the result that women are marginalized in practice even when official policies and goals require their full inclusion). The role of the body/embodiment is emphasized in several chapters, with attention both to how organizations discipline bodies and how organizational members use their bodies to gain advantage. Particular attention is paid to sexuality in/and organizations, including sexual harassment, policies to alleviate bias, and the likelihood that future work will pay more attention to the body’s presence and role in work and organizations. Many chapters also address “change efforts” that have been employed by individuals, groups, and organizations, including transnational ones such as the European Union, the United Nations, and so on. 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.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work

A Research Companion
Author: Mustafa Èzbilgin
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848449291
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 444
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work is certainly a recommended read for EDI scholars interested in both established and novel perspectives on the field. . . Practitioners, whether directly involved with diversity management or not, can also use this volume to gain significant insight into the variety of perspectives on diversity management and training. Florence Villesèche, Management This collection can serve as a mirror for all of us who spend much of our lives in work organizations. From diverse vantage points, the authors help us see and understand the dynamics through which workplaces are gendered to the advantage of some and the disadvantage of others. For those of us wanting to transform those dynamics and create organizational cultures characterized by fairness, support, and cooperation, this book is a must-read. Jay Coakley, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, US Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work, edited by Mustafa F. Özbilgin is a fascinating and useful collection of articles that cover varied perspectives on this thriving topic. Theoretical issues and policy problems, equal opportunity and diversity management, sociological and psychological approaches, history and present management and trade union efforts, and much more are all covered. I particularly appreciated the inclusion of several articles on men, masculinities, equality and diversity, a refreshing recognition of the importance of men and masculinities in the success or failure of equality and diversity efforts. Although the collection covers the UK in the most detail, chapters on the US, Germany, South Africa, and Japan provide a multinational perspective. It s the kind of book I d like to have at hand when I m writing about organizations, gender, equality and diversity. Joan Acker, University of Oregon, US With over thirty chapters, this book offers a truly interdisciplinary collection of original contributions that are likely to influence theorization in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion at work. Many chapters in the book offer comparative perspectives through cross-national and multi-level analyses. The volume adopts a critical perspective as it focuses on relations of power in exploring equality, diversity and inclusion at work. Specifically, the authors examine areas such as cultural conflict, gender inequity and politics, work life balance, affirmative action, trade unions and diversity and diversity interventions and change. This timely book with chapters that are contributed by internationally eminent scholars will prove to be an invaluable resource for researchers, policy makers and students in this field.