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LGBT voices in work-life: a call for research and a research community

Languilaire, J-CE and Carey, N (2017) LGBT voices in work-life: a call for research and a research community. Community, Work & Family, 20 (1). pp. 99-111. ISSN 1366-8803

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Abstract

Despite an apparent expansive inclusivity of the aims of work–life programmes, there remains a fairly narrowly defined heteronormative view of the family. Alternative and non-normative perspectives of family life, and especially those pertaining to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) identities, remain relatively occluded and under-researched. The aim of this paper is to question the presence and relevance of LGBT voices and perspectives in work–life research as they seem neither visible nor on the frontline of work–life research despite their increasingly legitimate presence in organisational and societal discourses.

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