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Gender And Power In The Workplace
     

Gender And Power In The Workplace

by Harriet Bradley
 

Using original material from interviews with female and male employees in five case-study organizations, this book explores how processes of gendering are played out in the sphere of employment. The author develops a new approach to power in terms of the range of resources which are used by women to challenge male domination and by men to resist women's

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Using original material from interviews with female and male employees in five case-study organizations, this book explores how processes of gendering are played out in the sphere of employment. The author develops a new approach to power in terms of the range of resources which are used by women to challenge male domination and by men to resist women's encroachment. This approach is used to unpack the complexities of power relations of gender and class as they are played out in the everyday lives of working people.

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Booknews
Drawing on employer interviews in five British organizations, Bradley (sociology, U. of Bristol) probes the "who's doing what to whom" gender, class, and power context for responding to tough questions about the restructuring workplace: why men still earn more than women; how dual-income couples affect the sexual division of labor at home and in the office; the role of labor unions in promoting gender equality; and whether women are breaking the "glass ceiling" at the expense of men. The author concludes by connecting workplace feminization with globalization. Tables document prevalent gender segregation and other trends. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312218874
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Harriet Bradley is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol.

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