Journal article

Body and management pedagogy

A Sinclair

GENDER WORK AND ORGANIZATION | BLACKWELL PUBL LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

In this article I explore the impact of bodies in management education - why they have been ignored and what possibilities may be created when we understand them better. Bodies - including gestures, stature, posture and voice - shape and constrain how teachers and students act, what they think and what is taken away. The bodies of male and female teachers and students occupy different spaces and carry contrasting significations, resulting in different repertoires of embodied and disembodied pedagogical styles. Drawing on feminist scholarship, organizational research and my own bodily experiences and observations in management teaching, and despite the myth of disembodiment in rational classr..

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