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The staff member vs. organizational life: nomalizing judgments, self-reflections, and stigma

Bengtsson, Fredrik (2001)
Sociology
Abstract
The study rests in a general notion of sexuality in an organizational context. More specifically, it entangles how the homosexual staff member reasons upon his gayness and homosexual urges with regard to various factors of organizational life. The main purpose is to determine what significance organizational life has to self- reflections, and moreover, what possible consequences are in terms of self- construction. The empirical material entails eight thematically structured depth interviews with gay men. The questions focus on individual perception and understanding of organizational life in regards to being gay. A stringent perspective is of Social Psychological characteristics. The main theoretical premises are Symbolic Interactionism,... (More)
The study rests in a general notion of sexuality in an organizational context. More specifically, it entangles how the homosexual staff member reasons upon his gayness and homosexual urges with regard to various factors of organizational life. The main purpose is to determine what significance organizational life has to self- reflections, and moreover, what possible consequences are in terms of self- construction. The empirical material entails eight thematically structured depth interviews with gay men. The questions focus on individual perception and understanding of organizational life in regards to being gay. A stringent perspective is of Social Psychological characteristics. The main theoretical premises are Symbolic Interactionism, Human Element Theory, and Foucauldian tradition, and have been utilized for the construction of interview questions, as well as for the analysis. The conclusions suggest that it is difficult to establish a significant and congruent association between organizational life and self- reflections. Nevertheless, further conclusions emphasize that a possible juxtapositions of unambiguous factors of organizational life and self-reflections, do influence self- construction. (Less)
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author
Bengtsson, Fredrik
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Sociology, Sociologi
language
English
id
1355626
date added to LUP
2004-11-08
date last changed
2011-05-12 15:48:37
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  abstract     = {The study rests in a general notion of sexuality in an organizational context. More specifically, it entangles how the homosexual staff member reasons upon his gayness and homosexual urges with regard to various factors of organizational life. The main purpose is to determine what significance organizational life has to self- reflections, and moreover, what possible consequences are in terms of self- construction. The empirical material entails eight thematically structured depth interviews with gay men. The questions focus on individual perception and understanding of organizational life in regards to being gay. A stringent perspective is of Social Psychological characteristics. The main theoretical premises are Symbolic Interactionism, Human Element Theory, and Foucauldian tradition, and have been utilized for the construction of interview questions, as well as for the analysis. The conclusions suggest that it is difficult to establish a significant and congruent association between organizational life and self- reflections. Nevertheless, further conclusions emphasize that a possible juxtapositions of unambiguous factors of organizational life and self-reflections, do influence self- construction.},
  author       = {Bengtsson, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {Sociology,Sociologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The staff member vs. organizational life: nomalizing judgments, self-reflections, and stigma},
  year         = {2001},
}