The paper "Gender Management & Emerging Practices in Leadership Development" is a perfect example of a management article. The review encompasses two articles which are separate. The first is about gender management. It talks about doing and behaving according to one’ s gender. It gives the aspect that, there are people who have binary gender that is, they can behave as feminine or masculine depending on the situation. It concludes by giving the organization the duty to create a culture where it is going to teach and assist people to adopt and do their gender.
The second one is talking about emerging practices in leadership theories. It gives an outline of how the leadership theories and whether they are being used today and other emerging other theories. Introduction. The article is talking about gender and management research. The article is trying to bring about the rank of gender and the implications that gender has in management. There is the emphasis laid on doing the gender well. This means that one has to do and behave according to the way the biological sex determines.
Individuals can perform exaggerated expressions about their gender. The article reviews the various ways in which gender is exhibited and tries to show whether gender can be undone (Park, Heilman& Hearns 2007 pp 237-247). The article looks at the implications of doing gender well and the corresponding implications of doing gender differently. It gives an insight into the theoretical ranking and presents the authors' understanding about doing gender well versus doing gender differently for the purpose of research and practice. There is an example that is used to use to illustrate the above implications in entrepreneurship, female misogyny and queen Bee (west and Zimmerman 2007 pp 112-122). Doing gender well and doing gender differently. Two previously cited authors West and Zimmerman, in their work they try to distinguish sex category, sex, and gender when trying to explain the concept of doing gender.
They try to demonstrate how the sex category is what intersects sex and gender. Sex is the biological classification of people as male and females. The sex category is where one considered certain sex according to the external marks of sex (Risman 2009 pp 81-84).
This is done when there is an absence of information that can provide biological assistance. Individuals under this category are classified due to clothing, facial hair, and broadness of the shoulder among other categories. The relationship which should be defined between gender and sex category is one being recognized as belonging to a certain sex category and doing what the culture expects of him. Gender is not what someone possesses but it is a process of interaction and activities that result in expressions of masculine or feminine natures (west and Zimmerman 2007 pp 112-122). Exaggerated expressions of doing gender. Individuals are said to belong to a particular sex category due to their doing gender.
Individuals who do occupations that in most cases in the context of the society are perceived as morally, socially, and physically tainted are somehow said to exaggerate. In effect, such persons are able to reposition their work and the worker is seen honorable (Risman 2009 pp81-84). These workers try to do gender well in order to show an outward positive picture. For instance, a butcher uses sharp objects and they work in very cold conditions.
Such persons take pride in being able to survive in such temperatures. The butcher will be seen as tougher than other men hence this is an exaggeration of doing gender. In the case of women like the one who do dancing they pay attention to body outlook, their sexual looking bodies is quite exaggerating and but their services are demanded more when they dress as such and this shows that they are trying to do their gender (west and Zimmerman 2007 pp 112-122).
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