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Men, (Pro-) Feminism, Organizing

Hearn, Jeff (2000) Men, (Pro-) Feminism, Organizing. Finnish Journal of Business Economics, 3. pp. 350-372. ISSN 0024-3469

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Abstract

To avoid the question (s) of feminism "when considering" gender, organization and society "would be like talking about capitalism without mentioning exploitation or the wage relationship. like talking about capitalism without mentioning exploitation or the wage relationship. The general The general relationship of feminism, gender, and business economics is, however, not the primary issue addressed relationship of feminism, gender, economics and business is, however, not the primary issue addressed in this article. in this article. The primary concern here is more specifically the relation of men and feminism, and The primary concern here is more specifically the relation of men and feminism, and hence pro-feminism, and their implications for organizing, organizations and management. hence the pro-feminism, and their implications for organizing, organizations and management. This ne- This ne - cessitates attention to such questions as: How do men relate to feminist demands in the public world? cessitates attention to such questions as: How do men relate to feminist demands in the public world? How are men to support feminist demands in the public world? How are men to support feminist demands in the public world? How is this to be done? How is this to be done? These and These and other questions become significant if one rethinks 'business economics' in terms of the gendered po- other questions become significant if one rethinks 'business economics' in terms of the gendered po - litical economy of organizations. litical Economy of organizations. Different kinds of public political and practical arenas in which men Different kinds of public political and practical arenas in Which Men may act in relation to feminism are considered. may act in relation to feminism are considered. This article provides an introduction to these ques- This article provides an introduction to these ques - tions and a framework for discussion and debate. tions and a framework for discussion and debate. Three ways in which men organize within public Three Ways in Which men organize within public worlds are considered: men's mainstream organizing in mainstream, especially business, organiza- worlds are considered: men's mainstream organizing in the mainstream, especially business, organiza - tions; men's explicit responses to feminism, often outside of business; and men's responses to femi- tions; men's explicit responses to feminism, often outside of business, and men's responses to Femi - nism in mainstream, especially business, organizations. nism in the mainstream, especially business, organizations. Finally, some further questions for the analy- Finally, some further questions for the analysis of - sis and practice of men's organizing in the future are noted. sis and practice of Men's organizing in the future are noted.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
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Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2009 08:51
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2010 11:36
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/6408

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