On men, organizations and intersectionality: Personal, working, political and theoretical reflections (or how organization studies met profeminism)

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Abstract


Purpose
– The purpose of this paper is to reflect, personally, regarding work, politically and theoretically, on 40 years of involvement in organization studies, profeminism and intersectionality.

Design/methodology/approach
– The paper uses autoethnography.

Findings
– The paper shows the need for a broad notion of the field and fieldwork, the development of intersectional thinking, the complexity of men's relations to feminism and intersectionality and the need to both name and deconstruct men in the research field.

Research limitations/implications
– The paper suggests a more explicit naming and deconstruction of men and other intersectional social categories in doing research.

Practical implications
– The paper suggests a more explicit naming and deconstruction of men and other intersectional social categories in equality practice.

Social implications
– The paper suggests a more explicit naming and deconstruction of men and other intersectional social categories in social, political and policy interventions.

Originality/value
– The paper points to recent historical changes in the connections between feminism, gender, profeminism, organizations and intersectionality in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion.
LanguageEnglish
Pages414-428
Number of pages15
JournalEquality, Diversity and Inclusion
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2014

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