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Understanding gender and organizations

Mats Alvesson og Yvonne Due Billing

SAGE 1998, 256 s. ISBN 0761953604
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Gender underpins contemporary organizational structure and practice, but is often relegated to the margins of mainstream organization theory. Understanding Gender and Organizations provides a comprehensive, gendered perspective on organizational and working life. Mats Alvesson and Yvonne Due Billing demonstrate that a gendered perspective provides important insights into the actions of men and women in organizations and, as a result, the characteristics of organizations as a whole. In consideration of the complex and contradictory nature of gender relations, Alvesson and Billing argue for an organizational analysis that is sensitive to conflicts, ambiguity, and local diversity. Understanding Gender and Organizations will be essential reading for students and academics in management, organization studies, gender studies, social psychology, and sociology of work.