Managing Gender: Affirmative Action and Organizational Power in Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand Sport available in Hardcover
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- State University of New York Press
Evaluates the implementation of affirmative action programs for women in Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand sporting organizations.
This analysis of gender, sexuality, and power in sport evaluates how affirmative action programs for women have been implemented in sporting organizations in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Based on in-depth interviews with over one hundred men and women managers and supported by colorful examples from the popular press, Managing Gender shows that affirmative action initiatives usually have been marginalized, trivialized, or incorporated into the corporate-managerial and masculinist cultures that pervade sporting organizations, the media, and the state.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations Series|
About the Author
Jim McKay is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, and author of No Pain, No Gain? Sport and Australian Culture.
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
"The Search for Mr. Right"
Profeminist Research and Sport
2. Theoretical Framework
Thinking Institutionally about Gender and Organizations
Gender and Social Constructionism
Gendered Structures of Labor, Power, and Cathexis
Implications for Gender and Sport
3. The Corporate-Managerial State, Gender, and Sport
The Rise of the Corporate-Managerial State
Affirmative Action in The Corporate-Managerial State
Implications for Affirmative Action in Sport
4. Structures of Labor, Power, and Cathexis
Structures of Labor
Structures of Power
Structures of Cathexis
5. "Doing" Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Opponents
Affirmative Action Skeptics and Cynics
Affirmative Action Advocates
Organizations that Make Affirmative Action Work
6. The Write Stuff? Media Representations of Affirmative Action in Australian Sport
The Mass Media and the Social Construction of Gender
Sports Journalism and "Groupthink"
The "Paranoia of the Powerful"
7. Hegemonic Masculinity and the Gender Politics of Affirmative Action Policy Research
Intellectual Work and Cultural Policy
Background to the Report
The Commission's Response to the Report
"Talking to the ISAs" Or "Dialogue with the Deaf"
8. One Cheer for Affirmative Action
The Limits of Affirmative Action
Changing Organizational Cultures
Who and What Is Changing Whom?
Appendix 1: Organizational Affiliations of Interviewees
Appendix 2: Questionnaire on the Status of Women Sport Executives
Appendix 3: Quantitative Summaries of Australian Respondents' Perceptions of Their Organizations