Researching Cultures in Science, Engineering and Technology: An analysis of current and past literature Bagilhole, Barbara en_US Powell, Abigail en_US Barnard, Sarah en_US Dainty, Andrew en_US 2021-11-25T13:36:52Z 2021-11-25T13:36:52Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract This review aims to synthesise the extant knowledge on the structures, processes and systems that maintain gender inequality in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). The review collates, reviews and puts into a wider theoretical context the available body of evidence addressing the cultures, structures, behaviours and systems within different SET occupations and sectors, and their possible impact on the exclusion and underachievement of women. The literature is organised around three key themes identified in SET cultures, although it is recognised that there are multiple overlaps between the categories: 1) Individualised cultures, which includes a discussion of increasing competition between companies and employees, lack of unionisation in SET occupations, the tendency for individually agreed pay and contracts, and individualised training and learning in the workplace; 2) Sexualised cultures, where women are equated with biologically determinist definitions of their sex, and women’s sexual identity is placed at the fore in the cultures of SET organisations; and 3) Single-Gendered cultures, which refers to the subjective, symbolic association between traditional notions of masculinities and femininities and cultural norms prevalent in SET organisations (including the inconsistent relationship between policies and cultures; the long-hours culture prevalent in SET; the conflict between family and work; gender stereotyping; socialisation and identity; and networking and the career ladder). The report concludes with a discussion of important some ideas and suggestions for future research. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-905831-24-1 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other professionalisation en_US
dc.subject.other organization en_US
dc.subject.other sexualisation en_US
dc.subject.other gender stereotypes en_US
dc.subject.other networking en_US
dc.subject.other work/life balance en_US
dc.title Researching Cultures in Science, Engineering and Technology: An analysis of current and past literature en_US
dc.type Report en
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unsw.description.notePublic Original inactive link: Published by the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology: en_US Bradford en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofreportnumber Research Report Series for UKRC No. 7 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Bagilhole, Barbara, Loughborough University, UK en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Powell, Abigail, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Barnard, Sarah, Loughborough University, UK en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Dainty, Andrew, Loughborough University, UK en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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