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The Resource Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures

Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures

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Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures
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Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures
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This book brings together three decades of research by Albert J. Mills and his colleagues on the gendering of airline cultures over time. Inspired by feminist theory and drawing largely on archival research, it traces the way that gender discrimination develops, takes hold and changes in the formation of organizational cultures
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Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures
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Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures
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  • Front Cover -- Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- About the Authors -- Section I: Introduction: The Gendering of Organizational Culture over Time -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Organization, Gender, and Culture -- Section I: The Gendering of Organizational Culture over Time -- Section II: Mapping out Culture and Gendering over Time -- Section III: Researching the Past -- Section IV: Gendering over Time -- Section V: Towards Intersectionality in Time -- Section VI: Lessons Learned -- Chapter 2 Organization, Gender, and Culture -- Introduction -- Gender Neglect within Organizational Studies: Some Implications -- Organizational Culture and the Analysis of Gender: Strengths and Limitations -- The Materialist Alternative -- Feminist Materialism and Organizational Analysis -- Contradictions and Resistance -- Conclusion -- Section II: Mapping out Culture and Gendering Over Time -- Chapter 3 The Gendering of Organizational Culture: Social and Organizational Discourses in the Making of British Airways -- Introduction -- Organizational Culture over Time -- Junctures -- British Airways: The Making of a Gendered Subculture -- The Gendered Substructure of British Airways (1919-1924) -- Key Organizational Discourses -- Safety -- Service -- Social Discourses and Practices -- Sexuality -- Home -- Work -- The Militarization of Space -- Social Discourse and the Gendering of Airlines -- Chapter 4 Rules, Sensemaking, Formative Contexts, and Discourse in the Gendering of Organizational Culture -- Culture as a Metaphor for Understanding the Gendering of Organizations -- Organizational Rules as Cultural Framework -- Formal Rules -- Informal Rules -- Rules and Organizational Actors -- Rules as Organizational Culture
  • Studying Organizational Cultures over Time -- Applying the Rules Approach to the Gendering of Organizational Culture -- Formal Rules and the Gendering of Organizational Culture -- Informal Rules and the Gendering of Organizational Culture -- Organizational Actors and Gendered Cultures -- Rules and Social Psychological Processes -- Foucault and Discourse -- Weick and Sensemaking -- Blackler and Organizations as Activity Systems -- Chapter 5 Studying the Gendering of Organizational Culture over Time: Concerns, Issues, and Strategies -- Introduction -- Organizational Culture over Time -- Feminism and the Re/writing of History -- Concerns, Issues, and Strategies -- History as Discourse -- Change versus Progress -- Focus on Gender -- Studying Gender in Context -- Cultural Traces -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6 Digging Archeology: Postpositivist Theory and Archival Research in Case Study Development -- Introduction -- Archival Research and Case Study Strategies -- Our Case Study on the Gendering of Airline Cultures over Time -- Archives and Archives -- Working with Archives -- Working with Archives -- Methods of Analysis -- Conclusion: Lessons for International Business Research -- Section III: Researching the Past -- Chapter 7 When Plausibility Fails: Toward a Critical Sensemaking Approach to Resistance -- Towards a Critical Sensemaking Approach -- Formative Contexts -- Organizational Rules -- Discourse -- Sensemaking -- Critical Sensemaking, Gender, and Resistance -- Gender and the Micropolitics of Resistance in the Canadian Airline Industry -- Air Canada -- Boys to Men -- Double Indemnity: From Florence Nightingale to Venus di Milo -- Analysis and Discussion -- Chapter 8 The Gendering of Air Canada: A Critical Hermeneutic Approach -- Critical Hermeneutics -- Hermeneutic Circle -- Methodological Approach -- Cultural Artifacts -- Key Texts of Analysis
  • Social-Historical Moment -- Contextual Aspect -- Key Events -- Intentional Aspect -- Referential Aspect -- Summary -- Formal Moment -- Conventional and Structural Aspects -- Denotation -- Connotation -- Myth -- Interpretation-Reinterpretation -- Information Content -- Interpretive Frame -- Discussion -- Summary -- Power and Social Relations -- Contributions to Scholarship -- Applied Implications -- Limitations and Future Research Directions -- Chapter 9 Men on Board: Actor-Network Theory, Feminism, and Gendering the Past -- Introduction -- Getting on Board: The Problem of Long-Term Change -- Feminism and ANT -- The Past as Actant -- Gender, "The Past," and ANT -- Air Canada: A Case in Point -- Primer on ANT -- History and Organizational Culture at Air Canada -- ANT and its Intersection with Feminism -- Conclusion -- Chapter 10 Performing the Past: ANTi-History, Gendered Spaces, and Feminist Practice -- Introduction -- Feminism, Gender, and ANTi-History -- Mapping Current Problematics in Feminism, Gender, and History -- ANTi-History and Feminist Thought: A Fruitful Kinship? -- Mapping ANTi-History in Conversation with Feminist Scholarship -- ANTi-History: A Methodological Outline -- Summary and Conclusions -- Section IV: Gendering Over Time -- Chapter 11 Strategy, Sexuality, and the Stratosphere: Airlines and the Gendering of Organizations -- Theoretical Framework -- Passenger Activity and Service Provision Strategies and the Recruitment of Flight Crews -- The Dawn of Commercial Aviation and the All-Male Flight Crew -- Emergent and Deliberate Strategies -- Symbolism and Strategy -- Passenger Service and the Female Flight Attendant: From In-Flight Nurse to Flighty Flight Attendant -- Emergent and Deliberate Strategies -- Symbolism and Changing Strategies -- The Professionalization of the Female Flight Attendant -- Symbolism and Strategy
  • Sexuality and Strategy: Reflections -- Chapter 12 Dueling Discourses: Desexualization versus Eroticism in the Corporate Framing of Female Sexuality in the British Airline Industry, 1945-1960 -- Introduction -- Theoretical Debates and Issues -- BOAC and BEA: Localized Sites of Sexuality -- The In-House Newsletter and the Rise of Female Employment -- Images of Sexuality -- The War Years -- Desexualization as an Organizational Discourse -- Staffing -- Uniformed Female Staff and the Corporate Image -- Conflicting Imagery -- Social Discourse and Desexualization -- Austerity -- Bureaucracy, Sexuality, and the Rise of the Welfare State -- Popular Culture and Images of Sexuality: A Night at the Movies -- Organizational Discourse and Desexualization -- Restructuring and Bureaucratization -- The Metaphors of Leadership -- Glamour and Moral Concern -- Eroticization as an Organizational Discourse -- Competition and Strategic Management -- The "Permissive Society" -- Eroticism and Organizational Discourse -- Desexualization as a Sexual Discourse -- Gender, Fashion, and Conformity -- From Personality to Body: Changing Corporate Images -- Concluding Remarks -- Chapter 13 Cockpits, Hangars, Boys, and Galleys: Corporate Masculinities and the Development of British Airways -- Understanding "Men" in Context-Exploring Multiple Masculinities -- Masculine Archetypes at British Airways -- The Pilot -- Changing Strategy and the Changing Corporate Image -- The Ground Engineer -- Recruitment Practices -- Corporate Image -- The Air Steward -- Airline Strategy -- Corporate Imaging -- The Characteristics of the Job -- Masculinity and Hegemonic Themes -- Imaging the Heterosexual Organization -- One of the Boys (1919-1939) -- Man the Warrior (1940-1945) -- The Desexualized Steward (1946-1950) -- The Period of Eroticization (1950-1975)
  • Resistance and the Advent of the Gay Flight Attendant (1975-1990) -- Imaging the White British Organization -- Multiple Masculinities at Work -- Chapter 14 Flying in the Face of Reality: Gender Rules in Trans-Canada Air Lines and the British Overseas Airways Corporation, 1919-1947 -- Introduction -- Background to the Study -- Theoretical Framework -- Method of Study -- Comparing the Gendering of BOAC and TCA -- Masculine Hegemony and the Absence of Female Labor -- Isomorphic Mimicry and the Gendering of the Flight Attendant Role -- Revisioning Gender -- Formative Context, Gender, and the Cultures of Organizations -- Clerical Work -- Government Attitudes -- Organizational Culture -- Wartime Contingencies -- Concluding Discussion -- Chapter 15 Masculinity and the Making of Trans-Canada Air Lines, 1937-1940: A Feminist Poststructuralist Account -- Studying Organizational Culture over Time: From Theory to Method -- From Theory to Method -- Multiple Masculinities and the Early Years of Air Canada -- At This Juncture: TCA 1937-1941 -- The TCA Board and the Canadian Railwayman -- Commercial Aviation in the United States, 1918-1930 -- Canadian Aviation and Bush Piloting -- Women and Aviation in Canada -- Modifying the Gender Gestalt: TCA and the Employment of Women, 1938-1940 -- Summary and Conclusion -- Chapter 16 Duelling Discourses at Work: Upsetting the Gender Order -- Acker's Conceptualization of the Gendered Substructure -- The Study -- Pan Am in the 1950s -- Pan Am in the 1980s -- The Discourse of Competition -- Other Discursive Spaces -- A Closer Look at the Duelling Discourses -- Gendering Practices/Structures -- Gendering Cultures -- Gendering Interactions -- Internal Gender Constructions -- Creating and Conceptualizing Social Structures -- Discussion -- Summary -- Contributions to Scholarship -- Applied Implications
  • Limitations and Future Research Directions
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