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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Rok 2011 
Tom 9 
Numer 1-2

Women in the Work Place: Broadening the Discussion on Gender

Hélio Irigaray
Universidade do Grande Rio

Sylvia Vergara

2011 9 (1-2) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstrakt

Discrimination in the work place based on gender has been the subject of various studies; however, these studied have not discussed the possibility of the existence of superimposed psychographic characteristics, which could weaken or strengthen this practice of discrimination. The research presented here, enlightened by the ontological premise of post-modern criticism, seeks to verify whether the discrimination of the female gender in the work place is an isolated social phenomenon or if it is intertwined with other types of discrimination. To this end, a field study took place from March, 2006 to July, 2008, in public and private companies. Thirty-three women and thirty-seven men of various ages, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations were interviewed. The reports were transcribed and underwent discourse analysis. The field study revealed that: (a) women are, in fact, submitted to discriminatory practices in the work place, such practices which are not rarely hidden under a mask of humor and informality; (b) in spite of their macho attitudes and comments, the men who commit them don’t perceive them as such; (c) Brazilian national culture prevails over organizational cultures; (d) gender cannot be treated as a fixed category since questions of esthetics, ethnic backgrounds, social class and sexual orientation accentuate the discrimination, and, finally; (e) contrary to what happens with blacks, ugly people, and homosexuals, towards whom discrimination is lighter when they occupy a more favorable social position or hierarchy, the same does not happen with women.

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APA style

Women in the Work Place: Broadening the Discussion on Gender. (2011). Women in the Work Place: Broadening the Discussion on Gender. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 9(1-2), 69-81. (Original work published 2011)

MLA style

„Women In The Work Place: Broadening The Discussion On Gender”. 2011. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, t. 9, nr 1-2, 2011, ss. 69-81.

Chicago style

„Women In The Work Place: Broadening The Discussion On Gender”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 9, nr 1-2 (2011): 69-81.