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    The value of seeing gender as a 'doing'
    (Edward Elgar, 2009)
    Kelan, Elisabeth
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    Özbilgin, Mustafa F.
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    All said and done? The understanding of doing gender and its discontents
    ( 2007-06-27) ;
    Kelan, Elisabeth
    ‘Doing gender' is a popular concept when studying gender, work and organisations and many studies in the field have used this concept. However what is actually meant by ‘doing gender' in different contexts is often quiet diverse. In this article the understanding of ‘doing gender' in empirical research on gender, work and organisations is critically interrogated. The article starts with a brief discussion of the major theories of gender as a doing used in gender theories before presenting how these theories have been conceptualised and operationalised in empirical work in the area of gender, work and organisation. The analysis is based around a topology of five themes which are central in this area: structures, hierarchies, identity, fluidity, and gradual relevance/paradoxes. The article discusses implications and problems inherent in the understanding of ‘doing gender' through which these concepts could be developed further. Such a further development could enrich and specify ‘doing gender' concept and the article ends by suggesting how such an enrichment and specification may take place. The article thus adds critical reflection to the field of ‘doing gender' in a work context
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    Towards a topology of 'doing gender': An analysis of empirical research and its challenges
    (Blackwell, 2014-03) ;
    Kelan, Elisabeth
    ‘Doing gender' is a much used term in research on gender, work and organizations. However, translating theoretical insight into empirical research is often a challenging endeavour. A lack of clarity with regard to the conceptualization and operationalization of key terms in turn often limits the theoretical and empirical purchase of a concept. The aim of this article is therefore to provide a systematization of empirical approaches to ‘doing gender'. This systematization leads to a topology of five themes that is derived from empirical research in the field. The five themes identified are structures, hierarchies, identity, flexibility and context specificity, and gradual relevance/subversion. Each theme explores a different facet of ‘doing gender'. This topology helps empirical researchers to be more specific about which aspects of ‘doing gender' they are referring to. This in turn can help to unfold the theoretical potential of the concept of ‘doing gender'.
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