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June 27 2006

Call for Papers: Gender, Work and Organization

Launched in 1994, Gender,Work and Organization was the first journal to provide an arena dedicated to debate and analysis of gender relations, the organization of gender and the
gendering of organizations. The Gender, Work and Organization conference provides an international forum for debate and analysis of a variety of issues in relation to gender studies. The 2005 conference at Keele University attracted approximately 300 international scholars from over 30 nations.

The Conference is organized primarily as a series of streams. Authors whose work is accepted and does not fit into one of the agreed streams will be able to present their work in an open stream

Expressions of interest for the role of stream convenors at the conference and suggestions for stream topics are invited.  Stream papers often make up a special issue of the journal and these are given priority in the publication queue. Stream convenors are responsible

- drafting a call for papers for their stream
- generating publicity for their call by using their own as
  well as the GWO network
- refereeing and then selecting the papers for inclusion within
  their stream
- co-ordinating the stream during the conference itself
- editing a special issue of the journal if such is agreed by
  the editors

Please email your stream proposals (as MS Word attachments) to stating 'GWO 07 Stream Proposal' in the subject line of the email. Stream proposals should be no more than 1,500 words in length and sent to the journal as early as possible before 1st July. Stream convenors will be notified of their acceptance as soon as possible before the end of July 2007.

Papers for the 2007 event would be particularly welcome in the following areas:

Alternative modes of working; gendered organization and disorganization; the body and motion at work; consuming gender and the gender of consumption; gender and ethics; feminism at work; gendered knowledge; management and diversity; gender politics, gendered lives; globalization at work; post- colonial theory and gender; sexualities and organization; men and masculinities; gendered subjectivity; gendered education; gender in the service sector; gender and marketing; gender and strategy; gender and new technologies;leadership and gender; harassment and discrimination; work/life balance;unequal pay; race and ethnicity; social exclusion; gender relations and management; public sector management and gender; professionalism; intimacy and organization; gender and friendship; romance and love in the organization; and sexuality and eroticism at work.

This list of topics is suggestive rather than exhaustive. Contributors may choose to draw on material from a wide range of empirical spheres and theoretical perspectives.

Abstracts of approximately 750 words (single spaced, excluding any references) are invited by 1st November 2006 and full papers by 31st May 2007 can be sent in independently of streams but may be assigned to them where appropriate.

Prospective contributions will be independently refereed. New and young scholars with 'work in progress' papers are welcomed. A doctoral programme is planned for the afternoon prior to the start of the conference. Please EMAIL a copy of your abstract to Abstracts should include FULL contact details, including your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address

The 5th international interdisciplinary Conference will be held at Keele University, Staffordshire, in Central England, the UK's largest integrated campus university from the 27th of June to 29th of June 2007.

International travellers are served by Manchester and Birmingham airports. On campus accommodation caters for up to 100,000 visitors per year in day and residential

This conference is being organized by Deborah Kerfoot and David Knights of Keele University along with the Joint Editors of Gender, Work and Organization.

Please note the Address for Correspondence:
Gender, Work and Organization
School of Economic and Management Studies
Darwin Building
Keele University
Staffordshire ST5 5BG

Phone: +44 (0) 1782 583429
Fax: +44 (0) 1782 584272

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