The thesis sets out to explore the gendered possibilities of change in worklife organizations. The purpose is to interrogate the process of subjectivity as a gendered doing that constitutes the possibilities for action. The assumption underlying the thesis suggests, that we do gender as an ambivalent process. The ambivalence rests on regarding gender as, at the same time, relevant and non-relevant in relation to our worklife in organizations. In overall the aim of the thesis is to contribute to feminist organizational analysis and action research in offering an epistemological discussion on subjectivity as constituted in gender relations of power in locating this in an action facilitating methodology. The object of the study is how employees – men and women – use language to construct certain kinds of subjectivity in a specific organization. The study is carried out in a small Danish consultancy agency. Here I locate the ambivalence of gender as a powerful discourse of gender neutrality. In order to grasp the ambivalence of gender analytically, the thesis constructs a research design that opts for interactive research on the grounds of dialogue and participatory inquiry. This methodology puts forward an interactive practice that will bridge the divergence between all the participants in the research process, based on their unlike conditions for understanding gender as a doing. In conclusion the thesis puts forward an argument for feminist organizational analysis to understand capaciousness as masculine in order to break down the powerful and resistant hegemony as gender neutral and potentially create an organization of gender ambiguity.
|Uddannelser||Kommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 jun. 2005|
|Vejledere||Chistina Hee Pedersen|
- feministisk teori