Time’s up! Feminist theory and activism meets organization studies

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

Feminism is a long established, often neglected empirical and theoretical presence in the study of organizations and social relations at work. This special issue provides a space for research that focuses on contemporary feminist practice and theory. In this editorial introduction, we suggest that now is a new time for feminism, noting very recent examples of sexist oppression in social relations to illustrate why this rejuvenation is happening. We then reflect on the process of knowledge production involved in editing a special issue in an organisation studies journal such as this one, to address the issue of why feminism is so poorly represented in the journals that our academic community constructs as prestigious. We suggest that feminism provides opportunities for distinctive practices of knowledge production that challenge the patriarchal social formations that characterise academic work. We conclude with speculations about the future of feminism in organization studies.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalHuman Relations
StateAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2019