Parents at Work: A Dystopian ‘Fictocriticism’ to Subvert Patriarchal Organisations

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This unique volume uses the innovative methodological approach of dystopian fictocriticism to offer a speculative, critical narrative of parents at work. The author begins with a review of fictocriticism and the blurring of lines between genre and gender scholarship. The book follows a temporally fragmented structure of the past, present and future of parenthood in organisations. Integrating theories of masculinities and gendered hierarchies in organisations, the author uses critical discourse analysis of parental experiences to discuss the reproduction of patriarchal discourse. The dystopian fictocriticism narrative is grounded in empirical research with parents and highlights the structural and cultural barriers they face. The narrative concludes with the subversive potential of caring communities within organisations as a possible future to work towards.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars in Gender Studies, Utopia/Dystopia Studies, and Organization Studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages140
ISBN (Electronic)9783031154829
ISBN (Print)9783031154812
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2023

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