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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 draws on new historicism and Foucault’s notion of discourse as a way of framing our review of feminist organizational analysis over time. In seeking to provide something of a historical account, we are aware of the need to take a reflective and transparent approach to history and the past in order to avoid the pitfalls of the ahistorical and unreflective accounts that dominate much of the extant literature of management and organization studies. Our aim is to show how different discursive contexts and positions have created a rich array of feminist contributions, whose paradigmatic differences may have served to obfuscate rather than enlighten a way forward for feminist organizational analysis. To that end, our conclusions centre on discussions on paradigmatic interplay as a way forward for feminist research.
Mariana Ines Paludi is a PhD student at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Canada, and Teaching and Research Assistant at Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina. Her areas of research include critical management, gender, culture, Latin America, and postcolonialism. In 2011, she was awarded with Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to pursue her PhD studies.
Jean Helms-Mills is Professor of Management at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Canada, and Professor (part time) at Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics, Jyväskylä University, Finland. She is Associate Editor of Gender, Work and Organization and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. Her books include Making Sense of Organizational Change (Routledge, 2003), Understanding Organizational Change (Routledge, 2009), and the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies.
Albert J. Mills is Professor of Management and Director of the Sobey PhD (Management) at Saint Mary’s University, Canada. He has served as Senior Research Fellow at Hanken University, Finland, and more recently as Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary University, UK. He has published over 20 books, including Sex, Strategy and the Stratosphere (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2006) and in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organizations (with R. Bendl, I. Bleijenbergh, and E. Henttonen).
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