Katie Sullivan

1.The topic is: Katie Sullivan, in her paper ‘With(out) pleasure: Desexualization, gender and sexuality at work’ (2014), argues that pressures towards organizational desexualization in massage therapy maintain heteronormativity, sexual harassment and discrimination. Critically discuss her arguments and present your own view on the issue of sexuality in a workplace.

Reading essentials

Katie R. Sullivan (2014) With(out) pleasure: Desexualization, gender and sexuality at work, Organization, Vol. 21(3): 346-364

Sandra Kensbock, Janis Bailey, Gayle Jennings and Anoop Patiar (2015) Sexual Harassment of Women Working as Room Attendants within 5-Star Hotels. Gender, Work and Organization, Vol. 22(1): 36-50

other useful readings

Fiona Colgan and Tessa Wright (2011) Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Equality in a Modernizing Public Sector 1997–2010: Opportunities and Threats, Gender, Work & Organization, Vol. 18( 5): 548–570

Gibson Burrell (1984) Sex and Organizational Analysis, Organization Studies, Vol. 5(2): 97-118

Jo Brewis, Melissa Tyler, and Albert Mills (2014) Sexuality and organizational analysis—30 years on: Editorial introduction, Organization, Vol. 21(3): 305-311

Nick Rumens and John Broomfield (2014) Gay men in the performing arts: Performing sexualities within ‘gay-friendly’ work contexts, Organization, Vol. 21(3): 365-382

Peter Fleming (2007) Sexuality, Power and Resistance in the Workplace, Organization Studies, Vol. 28(2): 239-256

Gibson Burrell (1984) Sex and Organizational Analysis, Organization Studies, Vol. 5(2): 97-118

Around 10-11 references are needed

It is a critical writing

 

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