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Signing My Life Away? Researching Sex and Organization

Signing My Life Away? Researching Sex and Organization My personal and professional lives have blurred into each other throughout my academic career. This paper focuses on one aspect of this blurring—that certain colleagues believe I am intimate with my coauthors, and that I engage in or have experienced the sexual activities which my research has explored—and seeks to account for this interpretation of my private life through the lens of my public endeavours. In discussing such ‘signings’ of my work, I suggest that they are underpinned by the heterosexual matrix, and perhaps ratify my participation in the academy as a woman. Moreover, such attributions of authorship point to interesting questions concerning the methodology of sex research and the influence that an author’s biography has on their research direction. I also contend that these constructions of me as an author indicate that organization studies still struggles with the idea of sex representing a meaningful topic of enquiry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Organization: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society SAGE

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SAGE
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Copyright © by SAGE Publications
ISSN
1350-5084
eISSN
1461-7323
DOI
10.1177/1350508405052760
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Abstract

My personal and professional lives have blurred into each other throughout my academic career. This paper focuses on one aspect of this blurring—that certain colleagues believe I am intimate with my coauthors, and that I engage in or have experienced the sexual activities which my research has explored—and seeks to account for this interpretation of my private life through the lens of my public endeavours. In discussing such ‘signings’ of my work, I suggest that they are underpinned by the heterosexual matrix, and perhaps ratify my participation in the academy as a woman. Moreover, such attributions of authorship point to interesting questions concerning the methodology of sex research and the influence that an author’s biography has on their research direction. I also contend that these constructions of me as an author indicate that organization studies still struggles with the idea of sex representing a meaningful topic of enquiry.

Journal

Organization: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and SocietySAGE

Published: Jul 1, 2005

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