Celebrating Joan Acker's contribution to theorising gender and organisation

Sayce, Susan (2012) Celebrating Joan Acker's contribution to theorising gender and organisation. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 31 (3). pp. 205-207. ISSN 2040-7149

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


Purpose – The purpose of this editorial is to present a series of articles in this special invited issue that celebrate Joan Acker's theories of gendered organisations. Design/methodology/approach – This editorial presents articles that utilise Joan Acker's notions of gendered organisations, the gender subtext in organisations, the ideal worker, and inequality regimes to help explain gender discrimination in organisation. It is a celebration of Joan's theorising in relation to this topic and also includes Joan's own thinking about the development of her ideas as theorised by the authors in different organisational and empirical contexts. Findings – The paper reveals that the articles illustrate the value of Acker's original thinking, how the original concepts have evolved to theorise and explain the intersectionality of current discriminatory practices. Originality/value – This paper presents a celebration of Joan Acker's work and an introduction to the special issue.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender,gendered organizations,inequality regimes,intersectionality,organizational structures,sdg 5 - gender equality ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/gender_equality
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Employment Systems and Institutions
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 12:20
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 05:16
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/45315
DOI: 10.1108/02610151211209144

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item