All said and done? On the understanding of doing gender


Most studies on gender, work and organisations did not question that gender is a property of persons and only fairly recently gender started to be conceptionalised as something people do. Those newer gender concepts can be summarised under the umbrella term ‘doing gender'. Although the notion doing gender is today widely used, there seems to be no consensus about what doing gender means and how doing gender is studied empirically. These differentiated understandings of doing gender sparked the authors' interest in exploring how doing gender is understood and used in organisational research. Is doing gender just a trendy term or does it help us to theorise gender in a new way? How similar or different are the concepts drawn upon in organisational research? How rigorous are scholars in adopting and defining the concept and to what results do these studies lead?

Additional Informationsunspecified
Commencement Date1 March 2004
Contributors Nentwich, Julia C. (Project Manager)
Institute/School OPSY - Research Institute for Organizational Psychology
Completion Date 31 December 2007
Publications Nentwich, Julia C. & Kelan, Elisabeth: All said and done? The understanding of doing gender and its discontents. 2007. - 5th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference Gender, Work and Organization. - Keele University, Staffordshire, UK.
Kelan, Elisabeth & Nentwich, Julia C.: The value of seeing gender as a 'doing'. In Özbilgin, Mustafa F. (ed.): Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work. A Research Companion. Cheltenham UK : Edward Elgar, 2009, S. 136-145.
Nentwich, Julia C. & Kelan, Elisabeth (2014) Towards a topology of 'doing gender': An analysis of empirical research and its challenges. Gender, Work and Organization, 21 (2). 121-134. ISSN 0968-6673
Keywords doing gender
Methods siehe Kurzfassung
Funders other
Partners Elisabeth Kelan, Gender Institute, LSE
Id 19376
Project Range HSG Internal
Project Status completed
Subjects other research area
Topics siehe Kurzfassung
Project Type fundamental research project
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