Mar 7, 2023
Hierarchies. The Max Planck Society in Gender Trouble
- 10:30 to 12:30
- Dept. I
- Birgit Kolboske
This is a lecture from Colloquium Series Department 1.
Contrary to common belief, organizational structure is never gender neutral; it is just that since “men in organizations take their behavior and perspectives to represent the human, organizational structures and processes are theorized as gender neutral” (Joan Acker 1990). The Max Planck Society is a gendered organization whose employment structure in the twentieth century (1948–1998) featured a clear gender segregation. This is exemplary (and impressively) illuminated by two areas: the one where only very few women were admitted in leading positions (science); and the one where most of them worked most of the time (the office).
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About This Series
This event is part of the Colloquium Series Department I—2023.