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dc.contributor.authorGriffin, M.*
dc.contributor.authorHarding, Nancy H.*
dc.contributor.authorLearmonth, M.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-13T09:06:07Z
dc.date.available2016-06-13T09:06:07Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationGriffin M, Harding N and Learmonth M (2016) Whistle while you Work? Disney Animation, Organizational Readiness and Gendered Subjugation. Organization Studies. 38(7): 869-894.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/8482
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper introduces the concept of ‘organizational readiness’: socio-cultural expectations about working selves that prepare young people (albeit indirectly and in complex and multi-faceted ways) for their future life in organizations. This concept emerges from an analysis of Disney animations and how they constitute expectations about working life that may influence children through their representations of work and gendered workplace roles. The paper’s exploration of Disney’s earlier animations suggests they circulated norms of gender that girls should be weak and avoid work. In contrast, its contemporary productions circulate gender norms that suggest girls should be strong and engage in paid work. In this reading, the continued circulation of earlier alongside contemporary animations may convey to young viewers a paradox: girls must and must not work; they must be both weak and strong. We thus offer new insights into the puzzle of the continued relegation of women to the side-lines in organizations; although, more optimistically, we also point to ways in which future generations of employees may forge ways of constituting forms of gendered selves as yet hardly imaginable.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840616663245en_US
dc.rights© 2016 The Authors. Published Open Access by SAGE Choice. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)en_US
dc.subject'Organizational readiness'; Socio-cultural expectations; Disney animation; Gendered subjugation; Working life; Gendered workplace rolesen_US
dc.titleWhistle while you Work? Disney Animation, Organizational Readiness and Gendered Subjugation.en_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-06-05
dc.date.application2016-09-26
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionfinal draft paperen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T15:19:47Z


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