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Feminism facing industrial relations in Britain

By Judy Wajcman

Abstract

This is an opportune time to renegotiate the boundaries between industrial relations theory and feminist analysis in Britain. Such a bargain would involve going beyond an agreement to add 'women's issues' to the research agenda, to a recognition of the gendered character of employment relations and of work itself. The formal institutions involved, namely, management, trade unions and the state, cannot be treated as gender‚Äźneutral. Further, the very way industrial relations scholars define what is 'inside' the industrial relations system and what is 'outside' reflects masculine priorities and privilege

Topics: HQ The family. Marriage. Woman, HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:28705
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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