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Performing Gender at Work


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Elisabeth Kelan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Elisabeth Kelan
    Pages 11-39
  4. Elisabeth Kelan
    Pages 40-69
  5. Elisabeth Kelan
    Pages 70-106
  6. Elisabeth Kelan
    Pages 107-144
  7. Elisabeth Kelan
    Pages 145-181
  8. Elisabeth Kelan
    Pages 182-188
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 189-253

About this book


Providing a unique insight into how gender is performed in contemporary high-tech work and introducing a creative and novel way of analyzing the fluidity and rigidity of gender at work through discourse analytic methods the author highlights how changes in the world of work interact with changes in gender relations.


biography discourse fluid gender Lemma methods novel work

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementKing’s College LondonUK

About the authors

ELISABETH KELAN, PhD, is Professor of Leadership at Cranfield School of Management. She has written numerous academic articles and two books. The Times featured her as one of the management thinkers to watch and her research was reported in The Financial Times, ABC News, Die Zeit and El País amongst others. She sits on the advisory boards of the Women's Empowerment Principles, a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact, and the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation. She is an associate editor of the journal Gender, Work and Organization and is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Management. She previously worked at London Business School and holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods


"A strongly motivated, compelling piece of research, Elisabeth Kelan challenges us to think about the ways in which the evolving economy shapes new gender inequities. Her eye popping investigation into how gender progress lags as technology expands is a must read." - Sylvia Ann Hewlett, President, Center for Work Life Policy