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Time’s up! Feminist theory and activism meets organization studies

Bell, Emma; Meriläinen, Susan; Taylor, Scott and Tienari, Janne (2019). Time’s up! Feminist theory and activism meets organization studies. Human Relations, 72(1) pp. 4–22.

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Abstract

Feminism is a long established, often neglected empirical and theoretical presence in the study of organizations and social relations at work. This special issue provides a space for research that focuses on contemporary feminist practice and theory. We suggest that now is a new time for feminism, noting very recent examples of sexist oppression in social relations to illustrate why this rejuvenation is happening now. We then reflect on the process of knowledge production involved in guest editorial work for an organization studies journal like Human Relations, to address the issue of why feminism is so poorly represented in the journals that our academic community constructs as prestigious. We suggest that feminism provides opportunities for distinctive practices of knowledge production that challenge the patriarchal social formations which characterize academic work. We conclude with speculations about the future of feminism in organization studies.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Authors
ISSN: 1741-282X
Keywords: activism; feminism; intersectionality; patriarchy; politics of knowledge production; sexism; theory
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 57540
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 10:38
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 12:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/57540
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