Networks, Organisations and Men: Concepts and Interrelations

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Title: Networks, Organisations and Men: Concepts and Interrelations
Author: Tallberg, Teemu
Other contributor: Svenska handelshögskolan, Institutionen för företagsledning och organisation, företagsledning och organisation
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Management and Organisation, Management and Organisation
Publisher: Svenska handelshögskolan
Date: 2003
Language: en
Number of pages: 1837 bytes
Belongs to series: Working Papers - 495
ISBN: 951-555-799-2
ISSN: 0357-4598
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10227/181
http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:951-555-799-2
Abstract: Research on men’s networks and homosociality in and around organisations can produce knowledge on organisational power relations, and contribute to the efforts to promote equality in working life. The search for a conceptual framework to study these issues arises in this paper from my ongoing work on men's social networks and gendered power in and around organisations. Men give each other social support through networks in which formal and informal relationships intermingle, but networks are also contexts of competition and oppression, and of construction of masculinities that are in hierarchical relations with each other and with femininities. For studying the networks men have with each other in work organisations I suggest a broader starting point that contextualises these homosocial networks with men’s other personal relations, and integrates different perspectives deriving from social network analysis, critical studies on men and organisational studies.
Subject: gender
social networks
organisations
men
masculinities
homosociality
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