'A testing time, full of potential?': Gender in management, histories and futures

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Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Journal of European Industrial Training, 2010, 25 (8), pp. 661 - 675
Issue Date:
2010-01
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Purpose ~ The purpose of this paper is to look back since the first edition of what was then Wmucn inlVlanaganellt Rlwiew as a \-vay of looking forward to suggest a future potential. Design/methodology/approach - The paper drmvs on some historical work on issues central to the literature and practices associated with v.mmen/gender in management. It also drmvs on feminist theories to outline what the author calls "testings" - theoreticaL conceptual and activist challenges - to some of that early thinking. Findings - The paper emphasises the importance of differentiating \vomen in order to understand the complexity of inequalities, and white middle class \vomen's pati in reproducing inequality. In addition, the different theoretical turns have emphasised the multiple and intersecting sources of discrimination - economic, cultural, psychosocial, social. linguistic and ideological. Originality/value - The paper offers insights into gender in management. histories and futures.
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