Masculinity and sexuality at work: incorporating gay and bisexual men’s perspectives

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Rumens, N. 2014. Masculinity and sexuality at work: incorporating gay and bisexual men’s perspectives. in: Kumra, S., Simpson, R. and Burke, R. (ed.) The Oxford handbook of gender in organizations Oxford Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 460-479
Chapter titleMasculinity and sexuality at work: incorporating gay and bisexual men’s perspectives
AuthorsRumens, N.
Abstract

This chapter argues that the critical organisational scholarship on men and masculinities is heteronormative, in its tendency to normalise white, middle-class, heterosexual, able-bodied gender norms. If it is to avoid accusations of complicity in reproducing heteronormative analyses of men and masculinities, the field itself must acknowledge and address its omissions. This chapter identifies some of those missing men and masculinities by drawing on the sexuality of organisation scholarship, focusing specifically on gay and bisexual men. As such, the principal aim of this chapter is to engage in a process of queering organisational men and masculinities, with a view to engendering dialogues between organisational scholars interested in men and masculinities and those scholars involved in examining gay and bi sexualities at work. Introducing and mobilising queer theories, this chapter seeks to furnish researchers with insights into how heteronormativities and the organisational lives of all men and women influence each other.

Research GroupDiversity and Gender group
Page range460-479
Book titleThe Oxford handbook of gender in organizations
EditorsKumra, S., Simpson, R. and Burke, R.
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
Place of publicationOxford
SeriesOxford Handbooks in Business and Management
ISBN
Hardcover9780199658213
Publication dates
Print13 Mar 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited01 May 2015
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-gender-in-organizations-9780199658213?prevSortField=1&start=20&prevNumResPerPage=20&lang=en&cc=gb
LanguageEnglish
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