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The Handbook of Gender and Work provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of the literature and knowledge about gender and work. It equips the reader with a solid understanding of where we stand on gender and work issues and what the next directions for research and assessment will be. Under the skilled leadership of editor Gary N. Powell, an outstanding group of multidisciplinary and international researchers and scholars deliver their summary and analysis of current research and their views on how gender and work intersect along a variety of societal, economic, interpersonal, and organizational paradigms.

On the Gendered Substructure of Organization: Dimensions and Dilemmas of Corporate Masculinity
On the gendered substructure of organization: Dimensions and dilemmas of corporate masculinity

The modern world continues to spawn organizations which … make total claims on their members and which attempt to encompass within their circle the whole personality. These might be called greedy institutions, insofar as they seek exclusive and undivided loyalty and they attempt to reduce the claims of competing roles and status positions on those they wish to encompass within their boundaries. Their demands on the person are omnivorous.

—Lewis Coser (1974, p. 4)

The world we have created is a product of our way of thinking. It cannot be changed without changing the way that we think.

—Albert Einstein

The egalitarian bias [regarding male-female equality] ...

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