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- Theorizing Gender-and-Organization: Changing Times…Changing Theories?
- Disturbing Thoughts and Gendered Practices: A Discursive Review of Feminist Organizational Analysis
- Organizations as Symbolic Gendered Orders
- Was will der Mann?
- Feminism, Post-Feminism, and Emerging Femininities in Entrepreneurship
- ‘Meaning That Matters’: An Organizational Communication Perspective on Gender, Discourse, and Materiality
- Female Advantage: Revisited
- The Rocky Climb: Women’s Advancement in Management
- Leadership: A Matter of Gender?
- Negative Intra-Gender Relations between Women: Friendship, Competition, and Female Misogyny
- Sex, Gender, and Leadership: What Do Four Decades of Research Tell Us?
- Gendered Constructions of Merit and Impression Management within Professional Service Firms
- Gender and Careers: Obstacles and Opportunities
- The Glass Cliff: Examining Why Women Occupy Leadership Positions in Precarious Circumstances
- Power and Resistance in Gender Equality Strategies: Comparing Quotas and Small Wins
- Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
- Organizational Culture, Work Investments, and the Careers of Men: Disadvantages to Women?
- Challenging Gender Boundaries: Pressures and Constraints on Women in Non-Traditional Occupations
- Contextualizing Men, Masculinities, Leadership, and Management: Gender/Intersectionalities, Local/Transnational, Embodied/Virtual, Theory/Practice
- Masculinities in Management: Hidden, Invisible, and Persistent
- Masculinity and Sexuality at Work: Incorporating Gay and Bisexual Men’s Perspectives
- Doing Gender Differently: Men in Caring Occupations
- Masculinity in the Financial Sector
- Masculinities in Multinationals
Abstract and Keywords
This article explores some of the ways in which men, in the context of Australia and the UK, ‘do’ gender in a non-traditional occupational context. It looks at the challenges men face in a non-traditional (e.g. service and/or caring) role and the strategies adopted to manage gender and occupational identity. It does this through the themes of bodies and embodiment, the gendering of service and care and the significance of gendered spaces. The article highlights how, by entering a non-traditional occupation, men simultaneously ‘do’ and ‘undo’ gender, acting to reinforce as well as to destabilize gender in its stereotypical forms.
Ruth Simpson is Professor of Management at Brunel Business School, UK. She has published widely in the area of gender and management, gender and emotions, and gender and careers. Recent books include Men in Caring Occupations: Doing Gender Differently, Gendering Emotions in Organizations, Revealing and Concealing Gender in Organizations, Dirty Work: Concepts and Identities, and Emotions in Transmigration.
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