6. Halford, S., Leonard, P. (2006). Negotiating Gendered Identities at Work. Palgrave macmillan.
Drawing on a rich heritage of research that demonstrates 1 gendered nature of work organizations, this book explores which, as yet, remains unanswered. What is the relation bei gendered organizations and gendered identities? Rejecting accounts which suggest that identities are simply imposed on powerless bodies, the book traces the active negotiation of identity as we encounter the complex resources of organizational life. The book shows that these resources are embedded in the particular places, spaces and times that constitute work organizations, and, indeed, that it is through the negotiation of identities in these contexts that gendered organizations are made, re-made and - on occasion - challenged. Theoretical arguments from disciplines including sociology, geography, history, and gender studies are worked out through a new in-depth study of doctors and nurses working in the British National Health Service.
Susan Halford is Reader in Sociology at the University of Southampton, UK. Her current research explores the ways that new technologies reveal and disrupt the spatializations of working relations, specifically inhealth care. She is co-author, with Pauline Leonard, of Gender, Power and Organisations and of Gender, Careers and Organisations.
Pauline Leonard is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Southampton, UK. She is currently involved in research that explores the relationships between architectural design of office space and worker identity and motivation.
The jacket reproduces 'Statues in the Garden' by Dorothy M. Holden.