Gendered Norms at Work

Gendered Norms at Work

Following Acker (2006), we see different dimensions of power, such as gender, race, age, disability, and sexuality, as constituting each other within work organisations, and we therefore acknowledge the ambivalence and impossibility of ...

Author: Britt-Inger Keisu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030777340

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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This edited volume discusses how deeply entrenched gender norms in work environments, even in welfare economies, can affect women’s health in an adverse way. The volume provides a broad overview of contributing factors. It derives specific answers from case studies in Sweden, a welfare state where women’s labour market participation is very high, but where horizontal and vertical gender segregation in work is also one of the highest in the world. Women tend to work in occupations that are heavily dominated by women. An issue in women-dominated occupations is a considerably higher sickness absence than men, with the highest rates being in human service and care occupations. This volume adds to the literature on health and wellbeing in women-dominated professions and workplaces through studying the work environment, organizational changes, digitalization, threats, violence and conflict, and work conditions that could contribute to healthier workplaces for women. In addition, it points to the need for deeper gender analysis in work norms, and using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. It is of interest to social and behavioural scientists studying work, gender and health, as well as HR professionals and policy makers.
Categories: Social Science

Gender and Communication at Work

Gender and Communication at Work

Bergvall (1999) also suggests that a focus on the local ignores gender norms at the global level of hegemony and ideology. This is also important in terms of wider social and political discourses that shape gender roles such as those in ...

Author: Mary Barrett

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754638407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

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An up-to-date review of theory and research on how gender affects communication at work, it considers 'new' workplaces such as e-business and non-managerial work as well as cross-cultural dimensions and service sector work. The book encompasses a wide geographic perspective with research findings on a variety of business cultures.
Categories: Business & Economics

Gendered Talk at Work

Gendered Talk at Work

Following a discussion of the relationship between leadership and gender, and the notion of gendered styles in ... The analysis in this chapter also pays attention to the ways in which gendered norms of workplace talk can subtly ...

Author: Janet Holmes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405178457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Gendered Talk at Work examines how women and men negotiate their gender identities as well as their professional roles in everyday workplace communication. written accessibly by one of the field’s foremost researchers explores the ways in which gender contributes to the interpretation of meaning in workplace interaction uses original and insightfully analyzed data to focus on the ways in which both women and men draw on gendered discourse resources to enact a range of workplace roles illustrates how a qualitative analysis of workplace discourse can throw light on the many ways in which workplace discourse provides a resource for constructing gender identity as one component of our complex socio-cultural identity
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Gender at Work

Gender at Work

(continued) is a women's job) remain intact; awareness of why and how to relate gender norms which construct men's roles and how they affect wider health outcomes and education and the lives of women and men doesn't get discussed.

Author: Aruna Rao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317437086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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At a time when some corporate women leaders are advocating for their aspiring sisters to ‘lean in’ for a bigger piece of the existing pie, this book puts the spotlight on the deep structures of organizational culture that hold gender inequality in place. Gender at Work: Theory and Practice for 21st Century Organizations makes a compelling case that transforming the unspoken, informal institutional norms that perpetuate gender inequality in organizations is key to achieving gender equitable outcomes for all. The book is based on the authors’ interviews with 30 leaders who broke new ground on gender equality in organizations, international case studies crafted from consultations and organizational evaluations, and lessons from nearly fifteen years of experience of Gender at Work, a learning collaborative of 30 gender equality experts. From the Dalit women’s groups in India who fought structural discrimination in the largest ‘right to work’ program in the world, to the intrepid activists who challenged the powerful members of the UN Security Council to define mass rape as a tactic of war, the trajectories and analysis in this book will inspire readers to understand and chip away at the deep structures of gender discrimination in organizational policies, practices and outcomes. Designed for practitioners, policy makers, donors, students and researchers looking at gender, development and organizational change, this book offers readers a widely tested tool of analysis – the Gender at Work Analytical Framework – to assess the often invisible structures of gender bias in organizations and to map desired strategies and change processes.
Categories: Business & Economics

Gender Capital at Work

Gender Capital at Work

Transgressing gender norms While feminised spaces often serve to consolidate normative gender identities for women, the experiences of the nurses and hairdressers indicate that these occupational spaces open up possibilities for men to ...

Author: K. Huppatz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137284211

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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Drawing on interviews with nurses, social workers, exotic dancers and hairdressers, this book explores the processes involved in producing and reproducing gendered and classed workers and occupations.
Categories: Social Science

Transformation of Women at Work in Asia

Transformation of Women at Work in Asia

The impact of social norms is especially relevant in the case of South Asia, where women's role in society is constrained by gender and familial relations and their activities are confined to (unpaid) care work (Das, 2006).

Author: Sukti Dasgupta

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9789385985065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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This book examines the drivers of, and barriers to, participation of women in the Asian labour market for its socio-economic development and structural transformation. Based on original comparative research and extensive fieldwork, Transformation of Women at Work in Asia highlights the commonalities as well as the diverse nature of challenges that women across Asia face in gaining access to more and better jobs. Findings show that women across the continent have contributed significantly to its spectacular growth story; yet, social norms and economic factors limit their levels of participation. The book calls for a comprehensive approach to improve opportunities for women’s participation in the labour market as well as for the freedom to engage in paid employment. This will, in turn, contribute to a more inclusive growth process. It addresses important challenges faced by women workers and provides policy options for governments to promote decent work opportunities for women across social strata.
Categories: Business & Economics

Diversity Resistance in Organizations

Diversity Resistance in Organizations

As noted above, one of the primary reasons that gender identity minorities face discrimination in the workplace is because gender norms are so entrenched in society. By pushing up against our deeply entrenched norms for gender ...

Author: Kecia M. Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000045963

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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This new volume revisits diversity resistance ten years later, examining the fluidity of diversity resistance in workplaces. Top-notch contributors provide insight about the motivations to resist diversity and inclusion as well as offer strategies for preventing and derailing diversity resistance and enhancing inclusion in organizations. The current edition broadens the conversation about diversity resistance by demonstrating methods of counter-resistance and how diversity resistance manifests in everyday lives, as well as how it presents itself and limits the careers and lives of various stigmatized groups. Chapters also consider why, despite the often expressed value for diversity and inclusion, diversity resistance continues to persist. Contributors demonstrate the persistence of diversity resistance across time, context, and for a variety of targets. For example, this volume addresses topics as well as marginalized groups not previously discussed in the first edition such as intersectionality, workers living with mental illness, gender identity, trans workers, and the systemic resistance experienced by gay couples. This volume will be of interest to scholars and practitioners as well as minoritized workers. It will function as a framework for understanding the continuum of exclusion, harassment and discrimination that occurs within organizational settings and the impact upon individual and organizational performance. Practitioners will find examples and cases for how diversity resistance manifests, but more importantly strategies and recommendations for derailing diversity resistance and enhancing inclusion.
Categories: Psychology

Gender Norms and Intersectionality

Gender Norms and Intersectionality

Queer Studies and Gender Studies departments must also bear some of the responsibility here (particularly painful to admit, since it is my own area). Gender theorists have done crucial and long-overdue work deconstructing gender roles ...

Author: Riki Wilchins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786610850

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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This book provides a starting point for a long overdue movement to elevate “applied gender studies”, providing both a reference and guide for researchers, students, policymakers, funders, non-profit leaders, and grassroots advocates.
Categories: Social Science

Identity at Work

Identity at Work

The position of one woman emphasizes temperament and personal experience as part of this othering and her explanation for her position in formal employment that challenges traditional gender norms: [F]rom the very beginning my character ...

Author: John Chandler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317657996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

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This insightful book draws on a range of contemporary and classic studies to explore the connection between the personal experience of work and the wider social structures in which it takes place. Identity at Work examines key social identities relevant to the workplace, such as those based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and race, disability, age, occupation, class and organizational membership. Using research from a wide variety of countries and academic approaches, this book provides a readable and engaging introduction to the issues, exploring how people experience work, understand and present themselves at work, and relate to others. Providing an accessible investigation of work and identity, this text will be valuable to students looking at organizational behaviour, HRM, diversity management and the sociology of work.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ethnicity and Gender at Work

Ethnicity and Gender at Work

Inequalities, Careers and Employment Relations H. Bradley, G. Healy ... It may be that slowly, the desire to improve their economic position (many of these families are very poor) may lead to the shifting of established gender norms.

Author: H. Bradley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230582101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

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Using an international approach, this book demonstrates the way that the intersection of gendered and ethnic identities operate at work and home. It provides an authoritative account of ethnicity and gender at work, and the theoretical underpinning explanations.
Categories: Business & Economics