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Gendered Bodies: Negotiating Normalcy and Support

Authors
  • Linda L. Putnam
  • Jaime Bochantin

Abstract

Research on gender and negotiation typically focuses on formal bargaining about salary and compensation. This work needs to be expanded to everyday negotiations in the workplace, especially negotiations on organizational issues deemed germane to women. Drawing from research on work‐life issues, this study focuses on how women frame problems about menopause at work in ways that make them open to negotiation. Specifically, it examines message board posts on an online discussion board to see how issues are named, blamed, and claimed and how this framing situates them as interests, rights, or power concerns that foster or hinder opportunities for negotiation.

Keywords: work‐life conflicts, body, gender, negotiation, framing

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Putnam, L. & Bochantin, J., (2009) “Gendered Bodies: Negotiating Normalcy and Support”, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research 2(1), 57-73. doi: https://doi.org/10.34891/kye3-2d02

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Published on
19 Jan 2009
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