Feminist critical management studies in the lecture hall: A space for activism and hope?

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This chapter explores the potential for the classroom to be a space for activism and hope within the contemporary business school. Drawing on the extant literature, a reflexive account of our own teaching and learning practice, and a small number of interviews with academics using feminist material in their teaching in business schools, we explore the challenges, opportunities and joys experienced in the feminist classroom. We suggest that engaging in feminist teaching practice and theory can offer an opportunity for academics to engage in the critical management studies practice which is often said to be lacking within management research. We begin by setting out the extant positioning of Critical Management Studies, moving to an analysis of the educational context. Interwoven through this are our own perspectives. Our own reflections do not reveal the identities of students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeminists and Queer Theorists Debate the Future of Critical Management Studies
EditorsAlison Pullen, Nancy Harding, Mary Phillips
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781786354976
ISBN (Print)9781786354983
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameDialogues in Critical Management Studies
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
ISSN (Print)2046-6072


  • Activism
  • Business school
  • Classroom
  • CMS
  • Education
  • Feminism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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