The systems psychodynamics of gendered hiring: Personal anxieties and defensive organizational practices within the New Zealand film industry

  title={The systems psychodynamics of gendered hiring: Personal anxieties and defensive organizational practices within the New Zealand film industry},
  author={Jocelyn A. Handy and Lorraine Rowlands},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={312 - 338}
This article uses systems psychodynamic concepts to explore the creation and reproduction of gendered inequality within the New Zealand film industry. The article focuses on the ways in which senior film production workers’ anxieties about hiring, or working with, women influence the process of assembling project teams. It suggests that the process of choosing team members creates considerable anxiety for both senior film production workers with responsibility for hiring and lower-status team… 

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