`This exceptionally interesting study provides an up-to-date and integrated perspective on organizations, violence, gender and sexuality. It pays particular attention to the power wielded by hierarchies of heterosexual men, and the ways in which this produces violence in different, carefully analyzed forms. This book is a major contribution to the construction of sociological and political knowledge that is not founded on the dominant definitions of heterosexual masculinities' - Professor Terrell Carver, University of Bristol
`This is a wide-ranging and authoritative book. The authors draw attention to the huge amount of evidence now available that documents the gendering and sexualising processes at the core of organisational life. While they never nag about violation and inequality, they are nonetheless relentless in confronting the reader with the weight of evidence'- Professor Rosemary Pringle, University of Southampton
This book brings together the themes of gender, sexuality, violence and organizations. The authors synthesize the literature and research which has been done in these fields and provide a coherent framework for understanding the interrelationship between these concepts.
The importance of violence and abuse, and particularly men's violence to women, children and other men has been well established, especially through feminist and some pro-feminist research. The insights of this scholarship have rarely been applied to organizational analysis. The authors draw on this literature and their own research, as well as relevant literatures on safety and risk at work; anxiety and stress at work; organizational policies on violence; sexual harassment and bullying in organizations; and male sexuality, to provide valuable information on violence in and around organizations.
Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Organizations breaks new ground in organization studies and will be essential reading for academics and students in both organization studies and all those studying issues of gender and sexuality in organizations.
Jeff Hearn is currently Guest Faculty Research Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences, based in Gender Studies and the Centre for Feminist Social Studies, OErebro University, Professor of Management and Organization, Hanken School of Economics, Professor of Sociology, University of Huddersfield, and a UK Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences.
His recent research has focused on transnational change. He has been at the forefront of critical research on men and masculinities, and has published extensively on sociology, organizations, management, policy, gender, sexualities, violences, cultural studies, and autoethnography. His many books include: `Sex' at `Work' (with Wendy Parkin, 1987/1995); The Gender of Oppression (1987), Men in the Public Eye (1992); The Violences of Men (1998); The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities (edited with Michael Kimmel and Raewyn Connell, 2005), European Perspectives on Men and Masculinities (with Keith Pringle and CROME, 2006/2009), Men and Masculinities in Europe (with Keith Pringle et al., 2006/2013), Sex, Violence and the Body (edited with Viv Burr, 2008), The Limits of Gendered Citizenship (edited with Elzbieta Oleksy and Dorota Golanska, 2011), Men and Masculinities around the World (edited with Elisabetta Ruspini, Bob Pease and Keith Pringle, 2011), and Rethinking Transnational Men (edited with Marina Blagojevic and Katherine Harrison, 2013). His latest book is Men of the World: Genders, Globalizations, Transnational Times (SAGE, 2015).
He is Managing Co-editor of Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality book series, Co-editor of NORMA: International Journal of Masculinity Studies, and Associate Editor of Gender, Work and Organization. He was formerly Co-editor of Men and Masculinities for many years; Head of Applied Social Studies, University of Bradford; Research Professor, University of Manchester; Professor of Gender Studies (Critical Studies on Men), Linkoeping University; Professor II, Sociology, Oslo University; and has been Visiting Professor at many universities.
Jeff Hearn has been strongly involved in North-South and European research and policy collaborations, such as the CROME, CAHRV, genSET, GenPORT, and Study on the Role of Men in Gender Equality EU projects, as well as profeminist and related activism over many years.