Performing Butler’s Queer Theory in Organisation Studies: An Introduction
Keywords:Performativity, queer theory, organizational identity
The contribution of queer theory in organization is still underdeveloped. Notwithstanding the presence of empirical studies that address queer issues in management, more methodological and theoretical elements are needed in organizational frameworks. This need is highlighted through a little review of the presence of queer theory in previous organizational research. A brief reflection on Butler’s tought is carried out through a conceptual framework that link organizational/individual identity to the performativity of gender. Through the concept of performativity, Judith Butler addresses the concept of a socially constructed identity into a continuous and iterative way to respect gender norms and expected actions.
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