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Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia

Everyday Gender at Work in Taiwan

Authors: Chin, Ting-Fang

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  • Looks at how gender works in the workplace in East Asia and identifies attitudes to gender in a heterosexist and heteronormative professional social culture
  • Provides an inclusive investigation into women’s gendered working interactions and practices
  • Considers the strategies women use to navigate the issue of gender in the workplace and achieve their own personal and career goals
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About this book

This book explores professional women’s experiences of gender in the Taiwanese workplace in the wake of the rapid transformation of the country's economy, identifying attitudes to gender in a heterosexist and heteronormative social culture. It contributes to understanding women’s relationships with their superiors and peers at work and the strategies that they have used to negotiate with these role partners to achieve their own personal and career goals. It notes that compared to women in other East Asian economies, women in Taiwan have a more consistent career trajectory and that the local women’s movement and activism has brought Taiwan a long way in improving women’s employment rights, but argues that it is too soon to claim that gender inequality has been banished from the workplace. Based on qualitative, in-depth interviews, the book explores the participants’ accounts, gendered and heteronormative practices at work, in two contexts: organisational management and everyday social encounters. It investigates gender inequality at work by focusing on women employees’ everyday experiences, and examines structural and institutional factors affecting gendered arrangements, as well as personal experiences in negotiating gender. A key read for students and scholars in gender and employment studies, this book will also be of interest to those working within the field of employment sociology and organisational culture. 

About the authors

Ting-Fang Chin holds a PhD from the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of York. Her research focus is on investigating women’s experience of gender in everyday interactions and quotidian practices. She is currently expanding her study on gender and work as well as engaging in research on marriage equality in Taiwan.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Setting the Coordinates for an Intellectual Map of Gender, Work and Taiwan

    Chin, Ting-Fang

    Pages 1-32

  • Lost and Found in the Field: Methodology and the Research Process

    Chin, Ting-Fang

    Pages 33-79

  • Being Employed as a ‘Nyusheng’: Gendered and Heteronormative Management in the Workplace

    Chin, Ting-Fang

    Pages 81-123

  • ‘Don’t I Have a Brain and Hands?’: Negotiating Gender in Mundane Interactions at Work

    Chin, Ting-Fang

    Pages 125-162

  • ‘I Feel You Should Eat Shit’: Picturing the Agency of the Misfit Self in the Workplace

    Chin, Ting-Fang

    Pages 163-197

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7365-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7364-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-13-5623-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Everyday Gender at Work in Taiwan
Authors
Series Title
Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7365-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7365-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7364-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5623-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 222
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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