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Additional reading and resources

The following readings may be of interest for those who wish to read up on topics in more depth. Please note some of these require access to libraries or may require payment to access.

References on the intersection of Gender and the Workplace (exploring gender at work)

Jeanes, E. L., Knights, D., and Martin, P.Y. (eds) (2011) Gender, Work and Organisation Handbook. Oxford: Blackwell.

Ely, R. J., Foldy, E. G., Scully, M. A. (eds) (2004) Reader in Gender, Work, and Organization. Oxford: Blackwell.

A journal dedicated to the subject matter is: Gender, Work and Organization, Wiley:

A specific focus on the role of power in gender inequality can be found in Halford and Leonard’s text. Although the examples are more dated, it provides a good overview of the role of power and feminist theory in understanding the workplace:

Halford, S. and Leonard, P. (2001) Gender, Power and Organisations. Basingstoke: Palgrave

Specific topics:

Gender Roles and Stereotypes Lindsay, L. L. (2016) Gender Roles: A sociological perspective (6th edition). London: Routledge.

Kanter, R. M. (1993) Men and Women of the Corporation (rev ed.) New York: Basic Books.

Glass Ceiling and Glass Cliff: Barreto, M., Ryan, M. K., & Schmitt, M. T. (Eds.). (2009). Psychology of women book series. The glass ceiling in the 21st century: Understanding barriers to gender equality. Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.

Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., Morgenroth, T., Rink, F. Stoker, J, Peters, K. (2016) ‘Getting on top of the glass cliff: Reviewing a decade of evidence, explanations, and impact’, The Leadership Quarterly, 27(3): 446-455 (

Gender Pay Gap:

Sexual Harassment:

Marshall, A-M. (2005) Confronting Sexual Harassment. The law and politics of everyday life. London: Routledge.

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