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.
Table of contents
- Editorial Introduction
Section One : Histories and Philosophies of Gender, Work and Organization
- Chapter 1 : Postmodern Feminism and Organization Studies: A Marriage of Inconvenience?
- Chapter 2 : Women’s Writing
- Chapter 3 : Ways of Knowing: Gender as a Politics of Knowledge?
- Chapter 4 : Gender, Work, and Organization in Popular Culture
- Chapter 5 : Theorizing Gender, Race, and Class in Organizations
- Chapter 6 : How to Study Gender Inequality in Organizations?
Section Two : Embodying Organizations, Organizing Bodies and Regulating Identities
- Chapter 7 : Leading with Body
- Chapter 8 : The Body: A Review and a Theoretical Perspective
- Chapter 9 : New Intimacy, New Motherhood, Same Old Work?
- Chapter 10 : Representing the Successful Managerial Body
- Chapter 11 : The Organisational Contours of ‘Body Work’
- Chapter 12 : Embodying Transgender in Studies of Gender, Work, and Organization
Section Three : Organizing Work and the Gendered Organization
Chapter 13 : Does Gender Inequality Ever Disappear?
- Overview of a Four-part Chapter
- Body Counts versus a Process of Gendering
- Gender Inequality at the National Level of Analysis
- Gender Inequality at the Organizational Level of Analysis
- Summary: Gender Inequality Everywhere
- What Would a Gender Equal Work Environment Look Like?
- DeGendering Organizations: Androgyny at Work
- Instrumental Use of Conventional Sexual Stereotypes
- Breaking Traditional Sexual Stereotypes
- Studying a More Equal Future
- Chapter 14 : Practicing Gender Neutrality in Organizations
- Chapter 15 : Women Professionals’ Gender Strategies: Negotiating Gendered Organizational Barriers
- Chapter 16 : Gender and Work: A Technofeminist Analysis
- Chapter 17 : Gender Change, Organizational Change, and Gender Equality Strategies
- Chapter 13 : Does Gender Inequality Ever Disappear?
Section Four : Diversity in/and Management and Organizations
- Chapter 18 : Sexualities, Work, Organizations, and Managements: Empirical, Policy, and Theoretical Challenges
- Chapter 19 : Diversity in Organizations: A Critical Examination of Assumptions about Diversity and Organizations in Twenty-first Century Management Literature
- Chapter 20 : Diversity, Uniqueness, and Images of Human Resourcefulness
Section Five : Globalization and Gender in/and Management and Organizations
- Chapter 21 : International Organizations and the Organization of Gender
- Chapter 22 : Toward Gender Equality in European Union Labour Markets
- Chapter 23 : The Military in a Globalized Environment: Perpetuating an ‘Extremely Gendered’ Organization
- Chapter 24 : In the Back and Forth of Transmigration: Rethinking Organization Studies in a Transnational Key
- Title: Handbook of Gender, Work, and Organization
- Release date: May 2011
- Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
- ISBN: 9781444394726
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