Sites of intersectional identity salience

Sites of intersectional identity salience Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore experiences relating to and the nature of the episodes that raise individuals’ salience of their intersecting gender, ethnic and senior organizational identities. This paper is based on a presentation given at a British Academy of Management Joint Gender in Management and Identity Special Interest Groups Research Seminar entitled “Exploring Intersectionality of Gender and Identity”. Design/methodology/approach – Based on identity‐heightening incidents elicited through diaries and interviews from minority ethnic women and men in middle‐ and senior‐management positions, the paper adopts a multilevel, intersectional framework to present “sites” of intersectional identity salience. Identity‐salient sites were analysed from accounts of episodes that raised the salience of gender, ethnic and senior identities for respondents. Researcher reflections on identity salience are also analysed. Findings – This paper draws on subjective accounts of identity salience from researcher and respondent experiences on pre‐defined identity dimensions. Research limitations/implications – This paper uses rich, in‐depth accounts of everyday experiences to reveal the dynamics of intersectional identity salience. Gender, ethnic and senior identities infuse each other with significance and meaning simultaneously and consecutively in everyday experiences. Originality/value – This paper’s originality is drawn from the advancement of intersectionality studies through empirical research based on collecting identity‐heightening qualitative data. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Gender in Management: An International Journal Emerald Publishing

Sites of intersectional identity salience

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1754-2413
D.O.I.
10.1108/GM-12-2013-0140
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore experiences relating to and the nature of the episodes that raise individuals’ salience of their intersecting gender, ethnic and senior organizational identities. This paper is based on a presentation given at a British Academy of Management Joint Gender in Management and Identity Special Interest Groups Research Seminar entitled “Exploring Intersectionality of Gender and Identity”. Design/methodology/approach – Based on identity‐heightening incidents elicited through diaries and interviews from minority ethnic women and men in middle‐ and senior‐management positions, the paper adopts a multilevel, intersectional framework to present “sites” of intersectional identity salience. Identity‐salient sites were analysed from accounts of episodes that raised the salience of gender, ethnic and senior identities for respondents. Researcher reflections on identity salience are also analysed. Findings – This paper draws on subjective accounts of identity salience from researcher and respondent experiences on pre‐defined identity dimensions. Research limitations/implications – This paper uses rich, in‐depth accounts of everyday experiences to reveal the dynamics of intersectional identity salience. Gender, ethnic and senior identities infuse each other with significance and meaning simultaneously and consecutively in everyday experiences. Originality/value – This paper’s originality is drawn from the advancement of intersectionality studies through empirical research based on collecting identity‐heightening qualitative data.

Journal

Gender in Management: An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 2014

Keywords: Gender; Ethnicity; Intersectionality; Identity salience

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