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Denissen and Abigail C. SAGUY University of California—Los Angeles, USA Drawing on 63 interviews with a diverse sample of tradeswomen, this article examines how the cultural meanings of sexual orientation—as well as gender presentation, race, and body size—shapes the constraints that women face in the construction industry and the specific resistance strategies they develop.
In turn, tradeswomen develop individual resistance strategies, which are shaped by the intersec- tions of their sexual identity, gender presentation, race, and body size. Finally, we show how tradesmen deploy homophobia to stymie collective action and solidarity by trades- women, gay or straight.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Amy M. Women may directly challenge gender dualities by, for instance, demand- ing respectful recognition as women while performing masculinity Denissen b.
They may also invoke shared identities based on race, class, occupational hierarchy, or culture to deemphasize gender difference Denissen b; Janssens, Cappellen, and Zanoni Drawing on interviews with a diverse sample of lesbian and straight women in the construction trades, such as electricians and sheet metal workers, of which women comprise less than 2 percent of the workforce nationwide Bilginsoythis article extends our understanding of gender maneuvering by exploring how the meaning of race, body size, and seniority impact the constraints tradeswomen face and the cultural resources available to them for resisting gender boundaries.
We argue that the presence of women in male-dominated jobs threatens the perception of this work as inherently masculine Collinson ; Epstein ; Paap We further argue that branding all tradeswomen lesbians, and thus—in the popular imagination—as not fully women, can partly be understood as an attempt to neutralize this threat.
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By sexu- ally objectifying tradeswomen, tradesmen, in effect, attempt to neutralize this threat. Those who refuse to be sexually objectified may subsequently find themselves the target of open hostility.
Certain women—including lesbi- ans and those who present as butch, large, or black—may be less able to access emphasized femininity as a resource and thus more subject to open hostility. We show that tradeswomen navigate among imperfect strategies and engage in complex risk assessments McDermott Extending Denissen bwe highlight how tradeswomen reflexively manipulate gender meanings, adding a new emphasis on the intersection between sexuality, gender representation, race, and body size.
Ultimately, however, we argue that individual strategies are insufficient and show how trades- men deploy the stigma of lesbianism to discourage solidarity and collec- tive action among tradeswomen. We consider the implications of these findings within the larger debate about the efficacy of interactional forms of resistance for challenging patriarchy and the dominant gender order.
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For instance, the decentralization of production in the construction industry means that workers regularly change job sites, entering into new work relationships.
As a result, tradeswomen prove themselves without the full benefit of their prior accomplishments.
While trades- women often emphasize the crucial role that supportive tradesmen play in their careers, their dependence on tradesmen also presents challenges. Male homosexuality is also widely viewed as a threat to masculinity. Pascoe argues that fag discourse is targeted specifically at boys, rather than girls, and is as much about policing mas- culinity as sexuality Pascoe In male-dominated contexts, where simply occupying a trade as a woman is associated with other forms of perceived gender inversion, including same-sex desire Paapmen direct anti-gay harassment at straight women and lesbians alike Frank In fact, in this context, the presumption of heterosexuality, or het- eronormativity Ingrahammay be suspended.
Moreover, lesbians are positioned differently than are gay men within the hierarchical gender system that privileges both masculin- ity and heterosexuality Schilt and Westbrook Whereas gay men are devalued both because of their sexuality and because they are per- ceived as feminine, lesbians and those perceived as lesbians may derive benefits in some contexts from their perceived masculinity, while having to negotiate a devalued sexual identity.
This insight helps make sense of studies showing that open lesbians are sometimes more accepted as coworkers in male-dominated work contexts, compared to straight women Miller, Forest, and Jurik ; Myers, Forest, and Miller ; Paap The experiences of butch, gender-blending women, and transmen fur- ther suggest that people may not always be censured for adopting the socially respected traits of masculinity Devor ; Schilt and Westbrook Butch and gender-blending women may be lesbian or straight and may sometimes be taken for men, but—unlike transmen—they do not identify as men.
Yet, transmen who have not had hormonal therapy and therefore do not appear to be men do not receive such social advantages Schilt Moreover, they may find that inclusion prompts subjection to the rough and demeaning talk that characterizes many male interactions Denissen b.
In response, women skillfully mix performances of femininity and masculinity to resist being depicted as occupationally incompetent or sexually deviant and to assert their sexual autonomy Denissen b. Yet, resistance to sexual objectification may elicit more overt hostility from male coworkers.
In response to homophobia, lesbian tradeswomen engage in interac- tional strategies that vary by perceived risk and other contextual factors. In addition to sexual orienta- tion, we expect that race, gender presentation, and body size inform which interactional strategies are both possible and preferred Crenshaw ; Fikkan and Rothblum ; Moore ; Saguy We used purposive and snowball sampling and drew from members in joint union and employer apprenticeship programs and in a support and advocacy group for women in construction, and from attendees at a tradeswomen conference; one interview was con- ducted with a personal acquaintance.
The overwhelming majority of the interviews are with tradeswomen who work primarily in the union sector, making unfeasible a comparison between union and non-union workers.
The interviewees are diverse in terms of age, tenure in construction, con- struction trade, sexual orientation, and race and ethnicity. Among the interviewees, 35 identified as straight and 28 as lesbian, queer, or dyke; 34 are white, 13 African American, eight Latina, six Asian American, one Jewish, and one Native American.
They range in age from 18 to 65, with most between 20 and 40 years of age. There are 26 electricians, six sur- veyors, six sheet metal workers, six carpenters, four painters, three iron- workers, three operating engineers, three laborers, and a single person in each of the following occupational categories: Two respondents own con- struction businesses.
The interviews were semifocused and open-ended, including questions about previous work, finding construction jobs, relations with coworkers and supervisors, descriptions of training, work processes, and job tasks, and demography.Jun 01, · Curricular review is considered a necessary component for growth and enhancement of academic programs and requires time, energy, creativity, .
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