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Intersectionality as a matter of time (2021)

Hendricks, K., Deal, N., Mills, A. J., & Helms Mills, J. (2021). Intersectionality as a matter of time. Management Decision, 59(11), 2567-2582. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-02-2019-0264

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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Hendricks, Kerry; Deal, Nick; Mills, Albert J.; Helms Mills, Jean

Lehti tai sarja: Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

eISSN: 1758-6070

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Volyymi: 59

Lehden numero: 11

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 2567-2582

Kustantaja: Emerald

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-02-2019-0264

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to draw attention to the heuristic value of intersectionality by historicizing it as a framework appropriate for the use of studying discrimination and discriminatory practices in organizations over time. Design/methodology/approach: Utilizing a fusion between amodernist historiography vis-à-vis the nascent ANTi-History approach and intersectional complexity, the authors draw upon historical narratives from archival materials British Airways to empirically examine the utility of, and turn to, intersectional history in historical organization studies. Findings: Analysis of archival materials and commissioned corporate histories revealed subjectivities of socially constructing historicized intersectional identities. This suggests that certain identities have been and continue to “enjoy” privilege while others are marginalized and/or neglected through serial interconnected historical meanings. These processes of privileging and marginalization rely on the way a nexus of meaning is configured. Research limitations/implications: The research process relied and is dependent on limited archival materials within a single organization (British Airways) and industry (civil aviation). The critique herein should not be misinterpreted as judgment of the airline itself as an exemplar of discriminatory practices but rather for its longevity as an ongoing concern; its rich, colonialist history within the United Kingdom and accessibility of data. Archival traces are housed within a semi-public corporate archive which means those traces available for study have been professional and rhetorically curated. Practical implications: From the perspective of workplace diversity, our aim has been to reveal to diversity professionals and activists not only the role of history in shaping discrimination but also, in particular, to be alert to the processes whereby the production of knowledge of the past takes place. The authors hope also to have drawn attention to the power of organizations in the generation of discriminatory historical accounts and the need to further explore how such accounts are produced as knowledge of the past. Finally, the authors introduce the notion of “nexus of meaning” to suggest that in the complexity of intersectionality, the authors need to explore not only how people experience different and combined forms of discrimination but also how those experiences are shaped in a complex series of meaning that owe much to past experiences. Social implications: The research directs attention to the nexus of meaning that constitute intersecting identities. Originality/value: The research attempts to historicize intersectionality as a qualitative framework worthy of consideration in management and organization studies. From the perspective of studying discrimination in organizational life, the aim of this paper is to bring forward the role history plays in shaping discrimination as well as the processes whereby the production of knowledge of the past takes place. Attention is also drawn to the power of organizations in the generation of discriminatory historical accounts and the need to further explore how such accounts are produced. This study introduces the nexus of meaning analytic that understands how the experiences of different and combined forms of discrimination are shaped by meanings of the past.

YSO-asiasanat: organisaatiotutkimus; historiantutkimus; toimijaverkkoteoria; intersektionaalisuus; syrjintä; ilmailuala

Vapaat asiasanat: British Airways

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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2021

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