Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Kivijärvi, Marke
Organisation Jyväskylä universitet
Projektets titel (No) space for feminism? Gender and postfeminist sensibilities in male-dominated organizations
Beslutnr 315220
Beslutsdatum 26.04.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.07.2022
Finansiering 253 494
Beskrivning av projektet
This research contributes to postfeminist research in Gender and Organization Studies by exploring postfeminism at the intersection of male-dominated organizations and societies of high gender equality. Drawing on discourse analytic approach, I critically examine the construction of gender and (in)equality, and, in particular, the ‘spaces’ available for raising concerns about gender inequalities. The data consist of Finnish media texts and interviews conducted within the video game industry in Finland and in Canada. The findings will provide new theoretical and empirical knowledge of postfeminist sensibilities in male-dominated industries within gender-egalitarian societies. The societal impact of my work is to raise awareness of the ways in which gender matters in contemporary organizations, which will help to shift the gender balance in male-dominated industries in the long run.