Men, masculinities, and gender relations

Jeff Hearn, David Collinson

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Even though gender and gender analysis are still often equated with women, men and masculinities are equally gendered. This applies throughout society, including within organizations. Following pioneering feminist scholarship on work and organizations, explicitly gendered studies on men and masculinities have increased since the 1980s. The need to include the gendered analysis of men and masculinities as part of gender studies of organizations, leadership, and management, is now widely recognized, at least within gender research. Yet this insight continues to be ignored or downplayed in mainstream work and even in some studies seen as “critical.” Indeed, the vast majority of mainstream work on organizations still has no gender analysis whatsoever or relies on a very simplistic and crude gender analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management
EditorsRamon J. Aldag
Number of pages30
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)9780190224851, 0190224851
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameOxford Research Encyclopedias
PublisherOxford University Press


  • 512 Business and Management
  • 514,1 Sociology

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

  • AoS: Responsible organising


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