The observations through gendered lenses: experiences of managerial women

Murray, Peter A. and Syed, J. (2007) The observations through gendered lenses: experiences of managerial women. In: Davis, Ed and Pratt, Valerie, eds. Making the Link: Affirmative Action and Employment Relations. Making the Link, 18 . CCH Australia Limited, Sydney. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper explores how gendered contexts within and around Australian organizations over a twelve-year period restrict and place boundaries around women’s managerial aspirations. The study finds that three types of gendered lenses typically depict various systems of oppression: mono-cultural, statistical, and structural. The discussion explores the relationships between each type noting that particular characteristics work to reinforce and interlink each to the other. The network effects are discussed and different coping strategies employed by women in management outlined over the period. A number of metaphors appropriately capture the essence of gender struggles and inequality over the three stages of the study: early (1995-1998), transition (1999-2002), and emergent (2003-2006).

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Jawad Syed
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2008 13:40
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:18
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4901 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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