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Reworking Gender

Reworking Gender
A Feminist Communicology of Organization

October 2003 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Reworking Gender examines the place of gender and feminist scholarship in contemporary critical organization studies. Departing from the common view of gender as a specialized branch of organization scholarship the authors reposition feminism in a communication-centered model that integrates recent developments in feminist, critical, and postmodern organizational studies. Linking theory to practical projects, the authors address many of the complex and often contradictory concerns of critical organizational scholarship, including issues of discourse, subjectivity, power, race, and class.
Introduction: Situating Gender in Critical Organization Studies
Chapter 1: Feminist Organization Studies in the Wake of the Discursive Turn
Chapter 2: Feminism and the Discourses of Modernism: Articulating an Organizational Voice
Chapter 3: Postmodernism and Organization Studies: Complicating the Conversation
Chapter 4: Organizing at the Intersection of Feminism and Postmodernism
Chapter 5: A Feminist Communicology of Organization
Chapter 6: A Feminist Communicology of the Airline Pilot: Gender and the Organization of Professional Identity
Chapter 7: Conclusion: Reworking Gender in Organization Studies
Notes and References

"Reworking Gender is a remarkable analysis of the intersections of discourse, gender, and organizing that not only addresses contemporary metatheoretical concerns but also illuminates these issues with archival and interview data. . . . Reworking Gender systematically lays out arguments for the importance of work in our field, for communication's connections with and potential contributions to related disciplines, and for possible ways in which researchers can continue to challenge boundaries between presumably incommensurable discourses. Without a doubt, Reworking Gender will prove to be a landmark book in feminist, critical-cultural, organization studies, and organizational communication theorizing."

Patrice M. Buzzanell
Purdue University

Karen Lee Ashcraft

Karen Lee Ashcraft (Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder) specializes in research on organizational communication, gender relations, alternative forms of organizing, ethnography, power and culture. More About Author

Dennis K. Mumby

Dennis K. Mumby is the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Communication at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.  His research focuses on the communicative dynamics of organizational control and resistance under neoliberalism.  He is a Fellow of the International Communication Association, and a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar. He has authored or edited 7 books and over 60 articles in the area of critical organization studies, and his work has appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Management Communication Quarterly, Organization Studies, Organization, and... More About Author

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