Queer company: the role and meaning of friendship in gay men's work lives

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Rumens, N. 2011. Queer company: the role and meaning of friendship in gay men's work lives. Aldershot Ashgate.
TitleQueer company: the role and meaning of friendship in gay men's work lives
AuthorsRumens, N.
Abstract

Drawn from in-depth qualitative research, Queer Company provides the first extended, academic analysis of gay men's workplace friendships, offering theoretical and empirical insights into a subject that is timely and important. Although theoretically framed in poststructuralism and the sociology of friendship, this book also draws on feminism, organisation studies, gender and sexuality studies to explore the diverse roles and meanings of gay men's workplace friendships. Shedding light on the significance of workplace friendship for those who participate in them, particularly in terms of how these workplace relationships can help gay men to construct meaningful identities and selves, Queer Company examines the manner in which gay men’s workplace friendships are established, developed and organised, whilst considering the effects of organisational contexts upon friendship processes. A detailed investigation of the links between friendship, sexuality, gender and intimacy in the workplace, this book will appeal to scholars of management studies as well as sociologists with interests in gender and sexuality, the sociology of organisations and cultural studies.

ISBN
Hardcover9781409401919
PublisherAshgate
Place of publicationAldershot
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Oct 2013
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409401919
LanguageEnglish
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