The Resource Gender and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Occupations : Women Working in Construction and Transport, by Tessa Wright, (electronic resource)

Gender and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Occupations : Women Working in Construction and Transport, by Tessa Wright, (electronic resource)

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Gender and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Occupations : Women Working in Construction and Transport
Title
Gender and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Occupations
Title remainder
Women Working in Construction and Transport
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by Tessa Wright
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Language
eng
Summary
Examining women’s diverse experiences of male-dominated work, this ground-breaking book explores what sexuality and gender means to women working in the construction and transport industries. Using accounts from heterosexual women and lesbians working in professional, manual and operational roles, Gender and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Occupations adopts an intersectional approach to examine advantage and disadvantage on the basis of gender, sexuality and occupational class in these sectors. Drawing on interviews and focus groups, the author examines why women choose to enter male-dominated industries, their experiences of workplace relations, their use of women’s support networks and trade unions, and the interface between home and work lives. Presenting international and UK-based examples of effective interventions to increase women’s participation in male-dominated work, this important book highlights the need for political will to tackle women’s underrepresentation, and suggests directions for the future.
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Wright, Tessa
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0
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HD21
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non fiction
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  • Business
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Industries
  • Sociology
  • Industrial sociology
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Gender expression
  • Gender identity
  • Business and Management
  • Industries
  • Organization
  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology of Work
Label
Gender and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Occupations : Women Working in Construction and Transport, by Tessa Wright, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction -- 1.1 The policy context for addressing gender inequality at work -- 1.2 Progress on LGBT rights -- 1.3 The research -- 1.4 Outline of the book -- 2 Understanding gender, sexuality and occupation in male-dominated work -- 2.1 Occupational gender segregation -- 2.1.1 The effects of occupational gender segregation -- 2.1.2 Theories of occupational gender segregation -- 2.2 Women in non-traditional work -- 2.2.1 ‘One of the boys’ -- 2.2.2 Sexuality and embodiment -- 2.2.3 Where are the lesbians? -- 2.3 LGBT experience at work -- 2.3.1 Disclosure of minority sexuality -- 2.3.2 Class and sexuality at work -- 2.3.3 The fluidity of sexual identities -- 2.4 Theories of sexuality -- 2.5 Intersectionality -- 2.6 Conclusion -- 3 Gender segregation in the construction and transport sectors -- 3.1 Women’s participation in construction and transport work -- 3.1.1 Women in UK construction and transport -- 3.1.2 International comparisons -- 3.2 Education, training and career choice -- 3.3 Working in construction and transport occupations -- 3.3.1 Working in construction -- 3.3.2 Working in transport -- 3.3.3 Work patterns and hours -- 3.4 Conclusion -- 4 Occupational choice, gender and sexual identity -- 4.1 Choosing non-traditional occupations -- 4.1.1 Occupational trajectories -- 4.1.2 Choice and material realities -- 4.1.3 Work choice and identity -- 4.2 Identities at work -- 4.2.1 Gendered bodies at work -- 4.2.2 Minority sexual identity at work -- 4.2.3 Empowerment, work and gender identity -- 4.3 Conclusion -- 5 Workplace interactions in male-dominated organisations -- 5.1 (Hetero)sexualised interactions -- 5.2 Minority sexuality in the workplace: reducing sexual tension? -- 5.3 Sexual and homophobic harassment -- 5.3.1 Heterosexual women’s experience -- 5.3.2 Lesbians’ experience -- 5.4 Managing men -- 5.5 Supportive workplace relations -- 5.6 Conclusion -- 6 Support and solidarity: networks and trade unions -- 6.1 Relations with female colleagues -- 6.2 Industry and professional networks for women -- 6.3 Staff networks -- 6.4 Trade unions -- 6.4.1 Union membership -- 6.4.2 Trade unions as sources of support -- 6.4.3 Attitudes towards women’s and LGBT separate organising -- 6.4.4 Challenging inequality within unions -- 6.5 Conclusion -- 7 Managing working hours and domestic life -- 7.1 Gender, sexuality and the division of labour -- 7.2 Working hours and flexibility -- 7.3 Negotiating work and domestic circumstances -- 7.4 The significance of earnings -- 7.5 An alternative division of labour? -- 7.6 Conclusion -- 8 Effective interventions for change -- 8.1 Attracting and recruiting women into non-traditional occupations -- 8.2 Retaining women in non-traditional work -- 8.2.1 Work patterns and flexible working -- 8.2.2 Support -- 8.3 Setting employment equality objectives -- 8.4 The role of the law -- 8.4.1 Great Britain -- 8.4.2 South Africa -- 8.4.3 The United States -- 8.5 Conclusion -- 9 Conclusions -- 9.1 The value of an intersectional approach -- 9.1.1 Identities and occupational choice -- 9.1.2 Interactions at work -- 9.1.3 Use of support and networks -- 9.1.4 Managing work and home -- 9.2 The challenges of an intersectional approach -- 9.3 Prospects for the future -- Appendix: Table of women worker interviewees -- Bibliography
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unknown
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XV, 287 p.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9781137501363
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-50136-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-137-50136-3
Label
Gender and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Occupations : Women Working in Construction and Transport, by Tessa Wright, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction -- 1.1 The policy context for addressing gender inequality at work -- 1.2 Progress on LGBT rights -- 1.3 The research -- 1.4 Outline of the book -- 2 Understanding gender, sexuality and occupation in male-dominated work -- 2.1 Occupational gender segregation -- 2.1.1 The effects of occupational gender segregation -- 2.1.2 Theories of occupational gender segregation -- 2.2 Women in non-traditional work -- 2.2.1 ‘One of the boys’ -- 2.2.2 Sexuality and embodiment -- 2.2.3 Where are the lesbians? -- 2.3 LGBT experience at work -- 2.3.1 Disclosure of minority sexuality -- 2.3.2 Class and sexuality at work -- 2.3.3 The fluidity of sexual identities -- 2.4 Theories of sexuality -- 2.5 Intersectionality -- 2.6 Conclusion -- 3 Gender segregation in the construction and transport sectors -- 3.1 Women’s participation in construction and transport work -- 3.1.1 Women in UK construction and transport -- 3.1.2 International comparisons -- 3.2 Education, training and career choice -- 3.3 Working in construction and transport occupations -- 3.3.1 Working in construction -- 3.3.2 Working in transport -- 3.3.3 Work patterns and hours -- 3.4 Conclusion -- 4 Occupational choice, gender and sexual identity -- 4.1 Choosing non-traditional occupations -- 4.1.1 Occupational trajectories -- 4.1.2 Choice and material realities -- 4.1.3 Work choice and identity -- 4.2 Identities at work -- 4.2.1 Gendered bodies at work -- 4.2.2 Minority sexual identity at work -- 4.2.3 Empowerment, work and gender identity -- 4.3 Conclusion -- 5 Workplace interactions in male-dominated organisations -- 5.1 (Hetero)sexualised interactions -- 5.2 Minority sexuality in the workplace: reducing sexual tension? -- 5.3 Sexual and homophobic harassment -- 5.3.1 Heterosexual women’s experience -- 5.3.2 Lesbians’ experience -- 5.4 Managing men -- 5.5 Supportive workplace relations -- 5.6 Conclusion -- 6 Support and solidarity: networks and trade unions -- 6.1 Relations with female colleagues -- 6.2 Industry and professional networks for women -- 6.3 Staff networks -- 6.4 Trade unions -- 6.4.1 Union membership -- 6.4.2 Trade unions as sources of support -- 6.4.3 Attitudes towards women’s and LGBT separate organising -- 6.4.4 Challenging inequality within unions -- 6.5 Conclusion -- 7 Managing working hours and domestic life -- 7.1 Gender, sexuality and the division of labour -- 7.2 Working hours and flexibility -- 7.3 Negotiating work and domestic circumstances -- 7.4 The significance of earnings -- 7.5 An alternative division of labour? -- 7.6 Conclusion -- 8 Effective interventions for change -- 8.1 Attracting and recruiting women into non-traditional occupations -- 8.2 Retaining women in non-traditional work -- 8.2.1 Work patterns and flexible working -- 8.2.2 Support -- 8.3 Setting employment equality objectives -- 8.4 The role of the law -- 8.4.1 Great Britain -- 8.4.2 South Africa -- 8.4.3 The United States -- 8.5 Conclusion -- 9 Conclusions -- 9.1 The value of an intersectional approach -- 9.1.1 Identities and occupational choice -- 9.1.2 Interactions at work -- 9.1.3 Use of support and networks -- 9.1.4 Managing work and home -- 9.2 The challenges of an intersectional approach -- 9.3 Prospects for the future -- Appendix: Table of women worker interviewees -- Bibliography
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XV, 287 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137501363
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-50136-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-137-50136-3

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