Negative Intra-gender Relations between Women: Friendships, Competition, and Female Misogyny

Mavin, Sharon, Williams, Jannine and Grandy, Gina (2014) Negative Intra-gender Relations between Women: Friendships, Competition, and Female Misogyny. In: The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations. Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 223-248. ISBN 9780199658213

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The following chapter explores the nature of women’s negative intra-gender social relations, offering new insights into gendered organizations and how gendered organizing processes impact upon social interactions and relationships between women. We theorize women’s negative intra-gender relations by fusing theory in the areas of doing gender well and differently (Mavin and Grandy 2011); gendered contexts; homophily (Lazarsfeld and Merton 1954) and homosociality (Gruenfeld and Tiedens 2005); women’s intra-gender competition (Campbell, 2004), and processes of female misogyny (Mavin, 2006a, b), as complex interlocking gendered practices and processes (Acker 2009). Our contribution is a conceptual framework of women’s intra-gender relations, which reveals under-researched, often hidden forms of gender in action. We extend the theoretical development of women’s negative relations by recognizing that they have the power to limit the potential for homosocial and homophilous relations between women and conclude by offering questions to guide future research agendas.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Part II. Gender in Leadership and Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women’s negative intra-gender relations, doing gender, competition, female misogyny
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
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Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2013 14:22
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 20:47

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