CFP - Gender, Work and Organization conference 2016 Human and nonhuman actors within organisations: Feminist analyses

CfP Gender, Work and Organization conference 2016 Human and nonhuman actors within organisations: Feminist analyses

Stream convenors: Kate Sang, Heriot Watt University, Scotland , Charles Knight, Edgehill University, England, Lindsay Hamilton, Keele University, ENGLAND, Janet Sayers, Massey University, New Zealand 

This stream encourages authors to consider the role of feminist theory in destabilising one of the key tenets of organizational theory – namely a speciesist preoccupation with the (male) human as key to understanding organizations. Submissions may address questions such as:

·       How can feminist theory be used to reveal and understand the gendered labour of nonhuman animals within organizations?

·       In what ways can feminist posthumanism revision understandings of the organizations which are considered worthy of study?

·       How are the relations between human and nonhuman workers gendered, and what are the implications for the (re)production of gender inequalities?

·       What are the implications of using feminist posthumanist theory for the ontology of the human worker, or who/what can constitute and organizational actor?

·       What is the potential for feminist theory to advance organizational concerns with nature, for example, locating contemporary organizational studies with current debates on the anthropocene and climate change?

·       How can we overcome the inherent difficulties associated with researching nonhuman actors, including nonhuman animals within organizations?

Abstracts of approximately 500 words (ONE page, WORD NOT PDF, single spaced, excluding any references, no headers, footers or track changes) are invited by 1st November 2015 with decisions on acceptance to be made by stream leaders within one month. All abstracts will be peer reviewed. New and young scholars with ‘work in progress’ papers are welcomed. Papers can be theoretical or theoretically informed empirical work. In the case of co-authored papers, ONE person should be identified as the corresponding author. Note that due to space restrictions, multiple submissions by the same author will not be timetabled. In the first instance, abstracts should be emailed to:   Abstracts should include full contact information, including your name, department, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail address. State the title of the stream to which you are submitting your abstract. Note that no funding, fee waiver, travel or other bursaries are offered for attendance at GWO2016

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