- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Editor Biographies
- Author Biographies
- Critical Theory and its Contribution to Critical Management Studies
- Critical Realism in Critical Management Studies
- Poststructuralism in Critical Management Studies
- Perspectives on Labor Process Theory
- Organizations and the Natural Environment
- Power at Work in Organizations
- Critical Management Studies on Identity: Mapping the Terrain
- Managing Globalization
- Discourse and Critical Management Studies
- Culture: Broadening the Critical Repertoire
- Critical Approaches to Organizational Change
- Ethics: Critique, Ambivalence, and Infinite Responsibilities (Unmet)
- Critical Management and Organizational History
- Gender and Diversity: Other Ways to “Make a Difference”
- Towards a Workers' Society? New Perspectives on Work and Emancipation
- Critical Management Methodology
- Information Systems
- Human Resource Management
- Challenging Hierarchy
- On Striving to Give a Critical Edge to Critical Management Studies
- Critical Reflections on Labor Process Theory, Work, and Management
- Critical Management Education
- Handbooks, Swarms, and Living Dangerously
Abstract and Keywords
Recent theoretical developments challenge the ‘gender and diversity’ label. Emerging critical scholarship on ‘intersectionality’ underscores inevitable interplay among aspects of difference and suggests the profound consequences of treating single identity categories, such as gender, in isolation. This article seeks to extend these developments in the context of critical management studies by considering how relevant scholarship has thus far ‘made a difference’ (i.e., how it matters and how it constructs difference) and how else it might do so. It begins by asking what has been learnt from three decades of critical exploration in gender and organizing. The article then weaves current gender claims into conversation with other aspects of difference in an effort to stimulate research focused on the complex intersections at which people actually live and work.
Karen Lee Ashcraft is Professor of Organizational Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research examines organizational forms and occupational identities, with a guiding interest in relations of power and difference, specifically gender, race, sexuality, and class. Her work appears in numerous management and communication journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Communication Theory, and Management Communication Quarterly, as well as in the book Reworking Gender (Sage, 2004). Her most recent project investigates the historical and contemporary evolution of professional identities in the context of commercial aviation.
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