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dc.contributor.authorDavies, SG
dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, J
dc.contributor.authorPringle, J
dc.contributor.authorGiddings, L
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-15T12:30:27Z
dc.date.available2019-06-15T12:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0958-9236
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09589236.2017.1284048
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom623
dc.relation.ispartofpageto636
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Gender Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.titleRationalizing pay inequity: women engineers, pervasive patriarchy and the neoliberal chimera
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPringle, Judith


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