6 July 2016Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Venue: Room 3.40 Bancroft Building, Mile End
The launch of Dr Tessa Wright's new book, Gender and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Occupations: Women Working in Construction and Transport, will be hosted by the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) at Queen Mary University of London. The launch will be part of a day of CRED events.
We are delighted to welcome two speakers who will talk about the implications of the book’s findings for women working in the construction and transport sectors:
- Kath Moore, Managing Director, Women into Construction CIC
- Frances McAndrew, Programme Manager Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail
The launch will be followed by a drinks reception. To confirm attendance please email Nadia Adigbli: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gender and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Occupations: Women Working in Construction and Transport by Dr Tessa Wright
Examining women’s diverse experiences of male-dominated work, this ground-breaking book explores what sexuality and gender means to women working in the construction and transport industries. Using accounts from heterosexual women and lesbians working in professional, manual and operational roles, Gender and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Occupations adopts an intersectional approach to examine advantage and disadvantage on the basis of gender, sexuality and occupational class in these sectors. Drawing on interviews and focus groups, the author examines why women choose to enter male-dominated industries, their experiences of workplace relations, their use of women’s support networks and trade unions, and the interface between home and work lives. Presenting international and UK-based examples of effective interventions to increase women’s participation in male-dominated work, this important book highlights the need for political will to tackle women’s underrepresentation, and suggests directions for the future.
Palgrave Macmillan, E-book: £59.99, Hardcover: £75