Men and Feminist Research: What Research? What Feminism?

Scott Taylor*, Janne Tienari

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this chapter, we explore ways of thinking about men’s position in contributing to the aims of feminist activism and theorizing. First, we explore how research topic and design frames men’s engagement with feminism. We share examples from our own research practice to illustrate how easily diverging from the principles and purposes of feminism can happen. We show how we have experienced and addressed these issues, sometimes unsuccessfully. Second, we ask the question as to which feminism men are best able to practice through research and other professional activity. We reflect on our experiences of collaborating on research, especially with feminist women. We argue that the variety of feminisms engaged with, either implicitly or reflexively, has considerable implications for men’s ability to contribute to ending sexist workplace discrimination, structural professional exclusion, and violence against women at work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Feminist Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies
EditorsSaija Katila, Susan Meriläinen, Emma Bell
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Publication date2023
ISBN (Print)978-1-80037-702-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80037-703-5
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter


  • 512 Business and Management

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoS: Responsible organising


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