The Style of Gender: A queer perspective on the binary system in organization

Davide Bizjak (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II).

  • Date: 14 March 2019 from 13:00 to 14:00

  • Event location: Room Seminar 1, 1st Floor


The contribution of queer theory in organization is still underdeveloped. Notwithstanding the presence of empirical studies that address queer issues in management, more methodological and theoretical elements are needed in organizational frameworks. This need is highlighted through a little review of the presence of queer theory in previous organizational research. A brief reflection on Butler’s thought is carried out through a conceptual framework that links organizational/individual identity to the performativity of gender. Through the concept of performativity, Judith Butler addresses the concept of a socially constructed identity into a continuous and iterative way to respect gender norms and expected actions.

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