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Tongue sandwiches and bagel days: Sex, food and mind-body dualism

Baxter, L. and Hughes, C. (2004) Tongue sandwiches and bagel days: Sex, food and mind-body dualism. Gender, Work and Organization, 11 (4). pp. 363-380. ISSN 0968-6673

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The substantive content of our paper is that of mind-body dualism, which we explore through food metaphors. However, our primary aim is to use these food metaphors to explore the difficulties in going beyond dualistic thinking. We do this by focusing on dualism as a learnt state of being. Accordingly, and using an analysis of pedagogies of the everyday that takes account of particular communities of practice, we seek to demonstrate the (re)production of dualistic frameworks in organizational life. Our conclusion returns to a political agenda that is concerned to go beyond the inevitable hierarchization implicit in dualistic construction. Here we present the case for the retention of the binary and we indicate the work that now needs to take place if we are interested in developing interpretations that express the fluidity of gendered identities.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > The York Management School
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 09:58
Last Modified: 29 May 2009 09:58
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0432.2004.00238.x
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2004.00238.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6135

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