"Gender, Identity and the Culture of Organizations" considers how organizations operate as spaces in which minds are gendered and men and women constructed. This edited collection brings together four powerful themes that have developed within the field of organizational analysis over the past two decades: organizational culture; the gendering of organizations; postmodernism and organizational analysis; and critical approaches to management. A range of essays by distinguished writers from countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden, explore innovative methods for the critical theorizing of organizational cultures.
In particular, the book reflects the growing interest in the impact of organizational identity formation and its implications for individuals and organizational outcomes in terms of gender. The book also introduces research designs, methods and methodologies by which can be used to explore the complex interrelationships between gender, identity and the culture of organizations.
Pt. I. Introduction -- 1. Organizational culture and gendered identities in context / Iiris Aaltio and Albert J. Mills -- Pt. II. Theorizing organizational culture and gendered identities -- 2. En-gendering differences, transgressing the boundaries, coping with the dual presence / Attila Bruni and Silvia Gherardi -- 3. Alternative conceptualizations and theoretical perspectives on identities and organizational cultures: a personal review of research on men in organizations / Jeff Hearn -- 4. Otherness at large: identity and difference in the new globalized organizational landscape / Anshuman Prasad and Pushkala Prasad -- 5. Beyond body-counting: a discussion of the social construction of gender at work / Mats Alvesson and Yvonne Due Billing -- 6. 'Managing' diversity: identity and power in organizations / Erica Gabrielle Foldy -- Pt. III. Methods: beyond explorations -- 7. History/herstory: an introduction to the problems of studying the gendering of organizational culture over time / Albert J. Mills -- 8. Investigating gender and organizational culture: gendered value foundations that reproduce discrimination and inhibit organizational change / David Wicks and Pat Bradshaw -- 9. Reporting gender: representations of gender in financial and social annual reports / Yvonne Benschop and Hanne E. Meihuizen -- 10. Self in research hopelessly entangled in the gendered organizational culture / Saija Katila and Susan Merilainen -- 11. Interviewing female managers: presentations of the gendered selves in contexts / Iiris Aaltio.
Published: 15th August 2002