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Bodies, Symbols and Organizational Practice

The Gendered Dynamics of Power, 1st Edition

Edited by Agnes Bolsø, Stine Svendsen, Siri Sørensen

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264 pages

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Description

Despite all the efforts to promote change, power and authority still seem to be permanently associated with the white, the straight and the masculine, both symbolically and in the everyday world of organizations.





As the intricate relationship between the symbolic and the everyday remains under-researched, this anthology proposes a transdisciplinary feminist perspective drawing on the humanities in order to explore the complex nature of the gendered politics of organizations. Indeed, analyzing how images, narratives, symbols and bodies are all part of how power and gender are constructed in organizations through a broad and international range of empirical studies, Bodies, Symbols and Organizational Practice explores issues at the interstices of the humanities and social sciences, combining theoretical and analytical perspectives from both areas.





Providing a radical analysis of the gendered dynamics of power as well as petitioning for radical intervention into those dynamics, this timely volumewill appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as: Organization and Management Studies, Gender studies, Feminist theory and Sociology of Work & Industry.

Table of Contents

1



Transdisciplinary Interventions



Agnes Boslø



Stine Helena Bang Svendsen



Siri Øyslebø Sørensen



2



Representations of women dressed for power



Agnes Bolsø



Wencke Mühleisen



3



Face of Finance



Anne Gjelsvik



4



Beautiful soldiers: Depicting a Gender Inclusive Army



Stine Helena Bang Svendsen



5



Beyond fashion’s alluring surface:

Connecting the fashion image

and the lived realities of women workers in the fashion industry



Louise Wallenberg



Torkild Thanem





6



Women at sea: sexual disorder and discipline



Agnes Bolsø



Lise Langåker



Wencke Mühleisen





7



The Genesis of Leaders: Women in the Petroleum Industry





Marit Aure



8



Making sense of downsizing: exploring masculinities in the Norwegian oil industry





Maria Dockweiler



Øystein Gullvåg Holter



Lotta Snickare



9



When office life becomes life – a study of investment banking





Lotta Snickare



Øystein Gullvåg Holter



10



Women to the rescue? Gender, power and idealism in the third sector





Siri Øyslebø Sørensen



11



A leadership ethics of sexual difference?





Alison Pullen



Sheena J. Vachhani





12



Organizational Scenarios for Human Evolution





Agnes Bolsø



Wencke Mühleisen



13



Gender, Power and Feminist Resistance



Lynne Segal



Epilogue: Residues from the past and emerging structures of feeling



Editors

About the Editors

Agnes Bolsø is a Professor within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway





Stine H. Bang Svendsen is Associate Professor of Pedagogy at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway





Siri Øyslebø Sørensen is a researcher at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General