Gender and organization: Toward a differentiated understanding

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Abstract

This paper treats a number of issues within the area of gender and organization. Alternative approaches are discussed — from comparing groups of women and men in organizations to using gender as a metaphor for illuminating the character of organizations. The limitations of generalizations on the relationship between gender and organizations are indicated. Instead of advocating a unitary feminine view and making just one case against male-domination and discrimination in organizations, differences between groups of women and a multiplicity of forms of masculinity in working life are suggested. In order to better understand gender bias and conflicts in organizations, a differentiated understanding of gender/ organization relations is suggested, based on an organizational symbolism approach.

Detaljer

Författare
Externa organisationer
  • Roskilde University
  • Göteborgs universitet
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Genusstudier
  • Sociologi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)73-103
Antal sidor31
TidskriftOrganization Studies
Volym13
Utgivningsnummer1
StatusPublished - 1992
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa