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Title: Studying dilemmas in gender-neutral discourse
Authors: Moir, James
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social & Health Sciences
Keywords: Work-life balance
Issue Date: 6-Feb-2009
Publisher: The Centre for Gender Studies, Stockholm University
Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)The Centre for Gender Studies, Stockholm University
Citation: Moir, J. 2009. Studying dilemmas in gender-neutral discourse. In: International Feminist Research Methods Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 4-6 February 2009
Abstract: This paper considers the ideological effects of recent person-centred discourse concerning personal development planning (PDP) and work-life balance (WLB). Two inter-related areas are examined as key sites of this discourse: student participation in higher education and the notion of work-life balance in pursuing a professional career. Whilst on the face of it this discourse may seem personally liberating there are a number of problematic issues that follow on from this inward focus on personal reflection, and particularly in relation to gender. The root of this is the inherent voluntarism in such a focus and the concomitant dissolving of how gender impacts upon the individual.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/855
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