Performing Gender At Work

Hardcover | August 15, 2009

byElisabeth Kelan

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The advent of new technologies is said to change the world of work dramatically. But is gender changing as well? Gender is often seen in rigid ways: people just are men and women. This informative and thoughtful book will change how gender is seen at work. The book highlights how gender is performed in rigid but also fluid ways. It does so by exploring how gender is done in contemporary high tech work. The book develops an innovative approach to study gender as a doing. It develops a unique discourse analytic method to analyze performing gender and to show how changes at work are intertwined with changes in gender relations. The book provides academics and practitioners with a cutting edge view on how to make sense of gender in the changing workplace.

 

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The advent of new technologies is said to change the world of work dramatically. But is gender changing as well? Gender is often seen in rigid ways: people just are men and women. This informative and thoughtful book will change how gender is seen at work. The book highlights how gender is performed in rigid but also fluid ways. It doe...

ELISABETH KELAN is lecturer in work and organisations at King's College London, UK. Prior to that, she worked at London Business School and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has presented her research internationally, published widely and has received various awards for her research.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.79 × 5.64 × 0.78 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230577814

ISBN - 13:9780230577817

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Changes at Work and in Gender Relations * Theorising Performing Gender *  Ideal Workers, Ideal Gender * Performing Gendered Work Biographies * Gender as an Ideological * Dilemma * Conclusions

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"A strongly motivated, compelling piece of research, Elisabeth Kelan challenges us to think about the ways in which the evolving economy shapes new gender inequities. Her eye popping investigation into how gender progress lags as technology expands is a must read."
--Sylvia Ann Hewlett, President, Center for Work Life Policy