Gender, work and organizations

Objectives and competences :
The aim of the course is to enable students to understand gender definition of organisational structures, cultures and processes in the field of work as well as concepts and theories that help to explain them. The course stimulates analytical thinking, comunnication skills, goal orientation and strategic thinking.

Contents of the course :
Social division of work and organisational life are designed in the context of socially defined female and male roles. Gender represents a key factor of social inclusion/exclusion in the labour markets, and of vertical and horizontal professional mobility. Analysis of the interplay of gender and work helps in understanding of differences in forms of work (paid and unpaid work), activities (masculinised/feminised) and spheres of life (private/public). The main topics : re-conceptualisation of the concept of work, gendered organisational culture, sexuality, work and organizations, gendered division of paid and unpaid work, gender and organisational power, gender occupational segregation, gender pay gap, globalization of feminised work, feminised emotional and care work, reconciliation of work and life, trends in gendered division of work and employment in Slovenia, EU and world.

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