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

Rumens, Nick (2014) Masculinity and sexuality at work: incorporating gay and bisexual men’s perspectives. In: The Oxford handbook of gender in organizations. Kumra, Savita, Simpson, Ruth and Burke, Ronald J., eds. Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 460-479. ISBN 9780199658213. [Book Section]


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.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 15683
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Depositing User: Nick Aston
Date Deposited: 01 May 2015 09:06
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:33

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