Category Archives: gender

Male flight attendants’ identity work

I assume that not many of us struggle explaining to our students how male flight attendants have to work on their identity as a reaction to for example being employed in a sex-stereotyped occupation and the emotional labour that is … Continue reading

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New Books on Gender Studies and Critical Social Theory

The other day I received a notification from Sage that there are two new books available, which – according to my opinion – could be interesting for critical OB teaching. Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan: “Key Concepts in Gender Studies” … Continue reading

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Gender Inequality In the Workplace

“Inequality can be seen in all aspects of life, including the workplace; Christine L. Williams discusses such inequality in her book Inside Toyland. In order to conduct research on social inequality, Williams obtained jobs at two toy stores and found … Continue reading

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A further list of discussion questions

During the past year I developed more discussion questions that could be used during the classes or in the examinations. Some of the questions have been adopted from Fiona Wilson (2013) Organizational Behaviour and Work. A Critical Introduction. Oxford University … Continue reading

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Gender aspect is missing…

I am currently grading exam papers and just finalised reading through the answers to the first question: “Management is defined in terms of a thinking approach not a feeling approach. Discuss!” Honestly, I feel a bit devastated from reading what … Continue reading

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Sure, we are long beyond this gender inequality stuff…

Although this may also fall into the field of critical marketing, I think this video could be both suitable to cheer up your students and to make them think of the issues of gender in Western societies.    

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