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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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MACEDO, Goiacira Segurado  and  MACEDO, Kátia Barbosa. Gender relations into organizational context: male and female discourses. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2004, vol.4, n.1, pp.61-90. ISSN 1984-6657.

Considering the high increasing of the insertion of the woman in the work world, the objectives of this research were to understand how the gender relation is build in tbe men and women speech within an organizational context, to analyze the ideological constructions starting from the formation of these speeches, the role ofthe organizational culture in these formation and how the relation of power appears in this organizational contexto The case study presented took place in a pharmaceutical industry where there is a large number of women as part of the staff. Eight male and eight female workers participated on this research, a total of sixteen workers. The findings collected by means of institutional documents, observations and semi-structured interviews. The procedure and data-finding of a qualitative nature was done using a Lanes' discourse graphic analyzes technique (1985). It was also possible to analyze that besides the legislation which guarantee equality of treatment for both sexes in the work world, the segmentation of the positions in the organization shows difference in the relation of gender and builds female "ghettos" of positions without any possibility to participate on the deciding process or to strategically think about the organization. Thus the relation of power are characterized by asymmetric relations. It was possible to notice that the culture is based on "male" principies where the speech is build over the naturalization of biological differences which results on woman discrimination. Furthermore, was possible to evaluate that the organization still using constraint ways to the female sex, such as siege, as a way to get a professional ascension

Keywords : gender; social; exclusion [inclusion]; organizations.

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