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The Gendering of Air Canada: A Critical Hermeneutic Approach

Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures

ISBN: 978-1-78714-546-7, eISBN: 978-1-78714-545-0

Publication date: 5 July 2017

Abstract

Through the use of critical hermeneutics, the chapter provides a deep analysis and offers clues as to how management, through the power of communication, can contribute to producing and reproducing embedded gender-based assumptions and values through organizational culture, which can both enable and constrain organizational members. It examines gender discrimination as it relates to employment equity in a well-known airline. We show how an organizational culture, supported by society and communicated through language, can impede progress within an organization through the power of language, and highlight a number of clues as to the processes of gender discrimination at work.

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Myrden, S.E., Mills, A.J. and Helms Mills, J.C. (2017), "The Gendering of Air Canada: A Critical Hermeneutic Approach", Mills, A.J. (Ed.) Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 131-156. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-545-020171008

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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