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dc.contributor.authorGraham Davies, Sharynen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, Judyen_US
dc.contributor.authorPringle, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.authorGiddings, Lynneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-15T12:30:27Z
dc.date.available2019-06-15T12:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn0958-9236en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09589236.2017.1284048en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/373483
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that neoliberalism with its pervasive patriarchy and co-option of feminism, renders women tacitly complicit in gendered pay inequalities. We show that in New Zealand, one of the world’s most neoliberal nations, women who might precisely be best equipped to argue for equal pay – engineers – do not do so because neoliberalism makes many feel responsible for, and accepting of, their lower salaries. In interviews and focus groups, many women engineers talk of deserving less pay than men because of their ‘choices’, their ‘personality’ and their lack of ‘responsibility’. In a disempowering environment, some women show agency by disavowing gender as a reason for the pay gap. Such narratives of individualized shortcomings reduce hope of collective action that might uncover and dismantle the systemic causes of pay inequity, which are not due to a woman’s choice or personality but rather what we frame as the neoliberal chimera.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom623en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto636en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Gender Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608en_US
dc.titleRationalizing pay inequity: women engineers, pervasive patriarchy and the neoliberal chimeraen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.en_US
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