Category Archives: Men and women working

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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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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Work, Employment and Society – “Voice of the workers”

In its ‘On the Front Line Collection’, the journal Work, Employment & Society currently offers free access to a series of articles about current realities of work. It is a great resource to introduce young students who might not have … 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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Setting the Scene – Towards an Understanding of the Working Conditions in Europe

During my first class in the term, I attempt to introduce my students to various topics that are useful for painting a picture of today’s world of work. I use the first chapter of Fiona Wilson’s textbook as it covers … Continue reading

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