Handbook of Feminist Research Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies


Handbook of Feminist Research Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies

9781800377028 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Saija Katila, Adjunct Professor of Organization and Management and Senior Lecturer, Department of Management Studies, Aalto University School of Business, Finland, Susan Meriläinen, Professor of Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland, Finland and Emma Bell, Professor of Organisation and Leadership, Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise, The Open University, UK
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80037 702 8 Extent: 482 pp
The Handbook of Feminist Research Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies focuses on the interlinkages between feminist theories, methodologies and research methods, and their practical implementation in business and management research. Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field of management and organization studies, this groundbreaking Handbook analyses key theoretical texts and their methodological implications, as well as topical approaches including postcolonial feminism and critical race theory.

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The Handbook of Feminist Research Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies focuses on the interlinkages between feminist theories, methodologies and research methods.

This groundbreaking Handbook analyses classic feminist theoretical texts and their methodological implications as well as topical approaches to management and organization studies, including postcolonial feminism, critical race theory and new feminist materialisms. The book discusses what kind of methodological and methods-related concerns different theoretical approaches call forth and highlights them through empirical examples. Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field of management and organization studies, the book examines knowledge production through different theoretical perspectives, including standpoint feminism, feminist post-structuralism, postcolonial feminism and queer analysis. Providing a critical and analytical lens through which to view traditional research practices, it offers insight into how to tackle ethical and practical issues related to feminist research.

This book is a vital resource for graduate and postgraduate students in management and organization as well as gender and management. It also provides feminist scholars with a comprehensive overview of the contemporary debates in the field. The book is a key resource for any student and scholar engaged in qualitative methodologies and research methods in management, and organization studies and social sciences in general.
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‘In this foray through Feminist Research Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies, Katila, Meriläinen and Bell have managed to astutely show the plurality, richness and political urgency of employing feminist methods that challenge the nature and process of knowledge production. The book is populated with many of my favourite writers and feminists who deftly show the complexity and possibility in feminist research. Stretching these horizons is essential for broadening and deepening our understanding of organizations and creating better worlds that benefit us all. It certainly succeeds in its aim to provide inspiration and support to scholars interested in feminist methodologies and is a must-read for those working in this space.’
– Sheena Vachhani, University of Bristol, UK

‘Given the rise of feminist thinking and research in the field of management and organization studies, this volume is an essential, timely resource for understanding the intricate relationships among feminist theories, epistemologies, and methodologies. The chapters illuminate the theoretical pluralities, responsibilities, ethics, and situatedness of producing feminist knowledge within a context of persistent global gender equalities shaped by race, class, sexuality, location, and other forms of marginalization.’
– Stella M. Nkomo, University of Pretoria, South Africa

‘Superbly organized and crafted, this volume offers a clear feminist research and activism path for organization and management scholars to follow, appreciating the past, engaging with the present, and opening possibilities for desirable futures. Written in gratitude, these lines thus celebrate the extraordinary critical intervention editors and authors accomplished by making such a work possible.’
– Marta B. Calás, University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
Contributors: Marina Basu, Emma Bell, Yvonne Benschop, Inge Bleijenbergh, Laura Candidatu, Juliette Cermeno, Michela Cozza, Barbara Czarniawska, Sadhvi Dar, Matilda Dahl, Léa Dorion, Yousra Rahmouni Elidrissi, Silvia Gherardi, Ybiskay González, Nancy Harding, Jenny Helin, Joshua Kalemba, Saija Katila, Mirka Koro, Koen Leurs, Helena Liu, Justine Loizeau, Charlton Long, Rebecca W.B. Lund, Natasha Mauthner, Celina McEwen, Susan Meriläinen, Sara C. Motta, Saoirse Caitlin O’Shea, Magdalena Oldziejewska, Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, Alison Pullen, Carl Rhodes, Kathleen Riach, Jen Rinaldi, Kate Rossiter, Siobhán Saravanamuttu, Tiina Seppälä, Janne Tienari, Scott Taylor, Melissa Tyler, Noortje van Amsterdam, Marieke van den Brink, Anu Valtonen, Devi Vijay, Steff Worst, Patrizia Zanoni

1 Introduction to the Handbook of Feminist Research Methodologies in Management and Organization Studies 1
Saija Katila, Susan Meriläinen and Emma Bell

2 Rethinking knowledge production through standpoint, decolonisation and intersectionality: thinking with Sandra Harding 25
Rebecca W.B. Lund
3 ‘Adventures through alterity’: Judith Butler and methodology 39
Melissa Tyler
4 Posthuman feminism and feminist new materialism: towards an ethico-onto-epistemology in research practices 55
Michela Cozza and Silvia Gherardi
5 Ethics and feminist research 72
Natasha S. Mauthner
6 Locating our research within feminist philosophies and epistemologies 91
Nancy Harding

7 Feminist action research 107
Inge Bleijenbergh
8 Social reproduction theory as lens and method: multiplying struggles for equality beyond the workplace 123
Patrizia Zanoni
9 Studying precarious lives: feminist research and the politics of location, solidarity and vulnerability 140
Devi Vijay
10 Feminist poststructural analysis 157
Kathleen Riach
11 Queer analysis 174
Saoirse Caitlin O’Shea and Steff Worst
12 Reflections for doing anti-racist research 189
Helena Liu
13 Transnational feminist methodologies: women’s rights and the construction of boundaries 204
Banu Ozkazanc-Pan
14 Decolonising feminist methodologies: an epistemological politics of the raced and feminised flesh 220
Sara C. Motta

15 Writing through the body: a matter of attention, humility and touch 240
Yousra Rahmouni Elidrissi and Noortje van Amsterdam
16 Slow reading of heavy data 255
Matilda Dahl and Jenny Helin
17 Queering speaking and listening in academia 267
Anu Valtonen
18 The Huronia Survivors Speakers Bureau: enacting a cripped feminist solidarity with intellectually disabled institutional survivors 283
Jen Rinaldi, Kate Rossiter and Siobhán Saravanamuttu
19 Decolonial feminist solidarity/ies 297
Ybiskay González, Sara C. Motta and Tiina Seppälä
20 Rethinking evaluation of research from feminist perspectives 315
Mirka Koro, Marina Basu and Charlton Long

21 Doing feminist ethnography collectively 328
Juliette Cermeno, Justine Loizeau and Léa Dorion
22 Feminist ethics in research 343
Alison Pullen, Celina McEwen and Carl Rhodes
23 Reconsidering algorithmic management: feminist research tools for challenging computational thinking 358
Laura Candidatu and Koen Leurs
24 Feminist analyses of popular culture 373
Barbara Czarniawska
25 Using archival methods in feminist organization studies 389
Magdalena Oldziejewska
26 Men and feminist research: what research? What feminism? 405
Scott Taylor and Janne Tienari
27 In the lion’s den: doing feminist research in academia 419
Yvonne Benschop and Marieke van den Brink
28 A feminist praxis to disrupt the white male supremacy of business management curricula 435
Sadhvi Dar and Joshua Kalemba

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