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date: 28 March 2020

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In this chapter we introduce the Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations. We begin by contextualizing the position of women in society broadly, noting where progress has been made and indicating where work remains. Our focus is on organizations and the way in which their processes and practices systematically work to produce gender inequities. Drawing on Sturm’s conceptualization of ‘second generation’ gender discrimination as organizational work cultures and practices which appear superficially neutral, but result in differences in experience and treatment between men and women; we position the four sections within the book and the chapters each contains as seeking to address this core issue from various theoretical and conceptual perspectives.

Keywords: gender, theory, organization, careers, leadership, masculinity

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