Gendering the research self: social practice and corporeal multiplicity in the writing of organizational research

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dc.contributor.author Pullen, A
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:37:24Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation Gender, Work and Organization, 2006, 13 (3), pp. 276 - 298
dc.identifier.issn 0968-6673
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5237
dc.description.abstract This article examines the problems inherent in taking a reflexively gendered position in writing research accounts. Such socially constructed accounts typically require researchers to do one of two things: to suppress the feminine and write implicitly as male, or to adopt a textual position as `woman that fails to do justice to the complex and unstable multiplicity that underpins the research self. It is argued that this shifting multiplicity is stabilized by the relationship between self and research text being corporeally grounded and gendered in practice. Three possible approaches to gender are considered: the discursive/textual approach (as developed by Foucault); the performance/social practice approach (as developed by Judith Butler) and the corporeal multiplicity approach (as developed by Elizabeth Grosz and Dorothea Olkowski). The article concludes by suggesting a tripartite approach to writing self-multiplicity in research to extend the possibilities opened up by the social practice approach: re-citing (redeploying discursive resources in intertextuality); re-siting (changing the positioning of the self in power relations by reinscribing) and re-sighting (opening up new, virtual visions of possibility)
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2006.00307.x
dc.title Gendering the research self: social practice and corporeal multiplicity in the writing of organizational research
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Gender, Work and Organization
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 13
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.publocation Carlton, Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 276 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 298 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference
dc.for 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
dc.personcode 998191
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Organisation and Management Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom 1.143 en_US
dc.date.activity 2006-07-02
dc.location.activity Wellington, New Zealand
dc.description.keywords self; identity; gender; qualitative research; social practice en_US
dc.description.keywords balanced scorecard
dc.description.keywords strategic performance measurement system
dc.description.keywords management control
dc.description.keywords self
dc.description.keywords identity
dc.description.keywords gender
dc.description.keywords qualitative research
dc.description.keywords social practice
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history School of Management (ID: 329)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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