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Transforming Managers : Engendering Change in the Public Sector - Stephen Whitehead

Transforming Managers

Engendering Change in the Public Sector

By: Stephen Whitehead (Editor), Roy Moodley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9781857288759
Number Of Pages: 256

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In the 1990s, considerable changes in the political and social world have impacted on the character of both public and private organizations. At a time of increased uncertainty and insecurity in these organizations, new ways of managing and being managed have emerged. Recognising that organizational life is part reflective and determined by dominant social discourses, factors of gender will inevitably be central to the dynamics of organizational change. This book addresses theoretical ideas and mythologies in the examination of gendered organizations. The need to examine men in relation to family, law and society in general is growing, and this book extends this interrogation to work and organizational life. It will be of interest to students in management studies, public sector management and those involoved in public policy making as well as students and academics within gender studies and sociology.

Notes on contributors
Introduction: locating personal and political transformationsp. 1
Women in the management arenap. 17
New women, new Labour? Gendered transformations in the Housep. 19
The under-representation of women managers in higher education: are there issues other than style?p. 33
Rhetoric versus reality: why women tend not to apply for senior positions in secondary educationp. 50
Power and resistance in the academy: the case of women academic managersp. 66
How does it feel? Women managers, embodiment and changing public-sector culturesp. 84
In the company of menp. 107
Unmasking men and managementp. 121
Men, managers and management: the case of higher educationp. 123
Intermanagerial rivalries, organizational restructuring and the transformation of management masculinitiesp. 145
A personal encounter: exploring the masculinity of management through action researchp. 166
The organization of intimacy: managerialism, masculinity and the masculine subjectp. 184
Man management: ironies of modern management in an "old" universityp. 200
Masculine/managerial masks and the "other" subjectp. 214
Indexp. 234
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ISBN: 9781857288759
ISBN-10: 1857288750
Series: Gender, Change & Society.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1