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Title: Gender in the UK architectural profession: (re) producing and challenging hegemonic masculinity
Authors: Sang, Katherine J.C.
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
Ison, Stephen G.
Keywords: Architects
Gender
Homosocial behaviour
Masculinity
Professional work
Social networks
Working hours
Work-life balance
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications / © The Author(s)
Citation: SANG, K.J.C., DAINTY, A.R.J. and ISON, S.G., 2014. Gender in the UK architectural profession: (re) producing and challenging hegemonic masculinity. Work Employment and Society, 28 (2), pp. 247 - 264.
Abstract: Architecture represents a creative, high profile and influential profession and yet remains undertheorized from a gender perspective. This article examines how gender is (re)produced in architecture, a profession that remains strangely under-researched given its status and position. The empirical work advances the theoretical concept of hegemonic masculinity via an analysis of gendered working practices and the agency of individuals through resistance and complicity with these norms. It reveals how architectural practice relies on long working hours, homosocial behaviour and creative control. However, whereas women perform their gender in ways which reproduce such gendered norms, white, heterosexual, middle class men can transgress them to challenge aspects of practice culture. This has significant implications for understanding the ways in which hegemonic masculinities are reproduced within creative workplaces.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal, Work, Employment and Society. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017013491306
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0950017013491306
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17761
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0950017013491306
ISSN: 0950-0170
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