This edited collection investigates the linguistics of globalisation, geopolitics and gender in workplace cultures in a range of different contemporary international settings. The chapters examine how issues of globalisation, gender and geopolitics affect professionals in different workplace contexts, including domestic workers; IT professionals; teachers, university staff; engineers; entrepreneurs; CEOs of different corporates including locally based businesses as well as multinationals; farmers; co-operative leaders; NGO leaders; bloggers; healthcare assistants and caregivers.

Taking different sociolinguistic approaches to exploring language and the geopolitics of gender at work in Dubai, Kuwait, Kenya, Uganda, Morocco, Nigeria, Malaysia, Turkey, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Uganda, the UK and the USA, each chapter focuses on a range of salient geopolitical issues which often have global applicability, but which may also be subject to more localised socio-cultural variation. The chapters critically discuss issues of gendered language, perceptions and representations of workplace cultures, discrimination, the role of gendered stereotyping and deeply ingrained socio-cultural myths about gender and the importance of examining the intersections of identity – all of which continue to persist as barriers to equality and inclusion in workplaces worldwide.

Despite the variation and diversity in professions and geopolitical contexts captured across the chapters, remarkably similar issues of gender discrimination and persisting inequalities are identified and critically discussed, thus pointing to the global nature of these issues.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

chapter 1|16 pages

Globalisation, geopolitics and gender

Key issues for professional communication
ByLouise Mullany, Stephanie Schnurr
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chapter 2|23 pages

“A financially independent woman is a gift to any nation”

Exploring the sociolinguistics of family and work in leadership stories around the world
ByStephanie Schnurr
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chapter 3|23 pages

Narratives of identity and gendered leadership in East African workplaces

Intersectionality, global development goals and challenging boundaries
ByLouise Mullany, Peter Masibo Lumala
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chapter 4|22 pages

“Gender equality discourse is the glass ceiling we hit here”

Women's academic leadership narratives in a gender-sensitive university context in Turkey
ByHale Işık-Güler, Yasemin Erdoğan-Öztürk
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chapter 7|22 pages

The battle heads underground

Unrecognised bias in everyday workplace talk
ByJanet Holmes, Meredith Marra
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chapter 10|25 pages

Gender, politics and national identity stereotypes

Constructing legitimate professional identities in the UK House of Lords
ByVictoria Howard
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chapter 11|11 pages


Geopolitical lenses (and mirrors) in workplace language and gender research
ByBrian W. King
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