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The Epistemology of the Gendered Organization
Dana M. Britton
Gender and Society
Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jun., 2000), pp. 418-434
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/190136
Page Count: 17
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Considerable attention has been paid recently to the gendering of organizations and occupations. Unfortunately, the gendered-organizations approach remains theoretically and empirically underdeveloped, as there have as yet been few clear answers to the question central to the perspective: What does it really mean to say that an organization itself, or a policy, practice, or slot in the hierarchy, is "gendered"? Reviewing literature in the gendered-organizations tradition, the author discusses three of the most common ways the perspective has been applied and argues that all of these definitions pose potential problems for the project of meaningful social and organizational change. The article concludes with some suggestions about how a more useful conception of the gendered organization might be built.
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