The ‘feminine revolution in mining’ : a critique

Mayes, Robyn & Pini, Barbara (2010) The ‘feminine revolution in mining’ : a critique. Australian Geographer, 41(2), pp. 233-245.

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of media reports of Australian women in mine management. It argues that a dominant storyline in the texts is one of gender change; in fact, a ‘feminine revolution’ is said to have occurred in the mining industry and corporate Australia more generally. Despite this celebratory and transformative discourse the female mine managers interviewed in the media texts seek to distance themselves from women/female identity/femininity and take up a script of gender neutrality. It is demonstrated, however, that this script is saturated with the assumptions and definitions of managerial masculinity.

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ID Code: 70258
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Gender, mining, management, femininities, discourse, media
DOI: 10.1080/00049181003742336
ISSN: 1465-3311
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 16 Apr 2014 02:21
Last Modified: 22 May 2014 06:33

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