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Reworking gender: a feminist communicology of organization

Author: Ashcraft, Karen Lee ; Mumby, Dennis K.Publisher: Sage, 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 249 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 076195354XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Reworking Gender A Feminist Communicology of Organization Contents Preface Introduction: Situating Gender in Critical Organization Studies 1. Feminist Organization Studies in the Wake of the Discursive Turn Common Ways of Framing the Relationship Among Discourse, Gender, and Organization Frame 1: Gender Organizes Discourse Frame 2: Discourse (Dis)Organizes Gender Frame 3: Organizing (En)Genders Discourse Frame 4: Discourse (En)Genders Organization Across the Frames: Threads of Alliance and Tension Conclusion 2. Feminism and the Discourses of Modernism: Articulating an Organizational Voice Feminism and the Modernist Project: Recapping the Usual Interpretation Feminism and the Discourses of Modernism: Developing an Organizational Voice Feminism and Post-Positivism: A Discourse of Explanation Feminism and Interpretivism: A Discourse of Understanding Feminism and Critical Modernism: A Discourse of Suspicion Conclusion ix xiii 1 3 3 8 13 18 23 28 31 33 36 37 43 48 55 3. Postmodernism and Organization Studies: Complicating the Conversation Postmodern Anxiety Postmodernism as a Discourse of Vulnerability Discourses of Vulnerability in Organization Studies Theorizing the Subject of Postmodern Organization Studies Theorizing Power in Postmodern Organization Studies Discourse and Postmodern Organization Studies Postmodern Limitations for Understanding Gendered Organization Conclusion 4. Organizing at the Intersection of Feminism and Postmodernism Feminism and Postmodernism: Convergences and Divergences Postmodern Feminism Feminism Contra Postmodernism Organizing Gender: A Postmodern Feminist Perspective Postmodern Feminist Critiques of Mainstream Organization Theory Power, Discourse, and Organizational Identity Conclusion 5. A Feminist Communicology of Organization Organizational Communication and Gendered Organization Articulating a Feminist Communicology of Organization: Initial Premises Communication and Gendered Subjectivity A Dialectic of Power and Resistance Historical Context A Dialectic of Discourse and Materiality A Dialectic of Gender Relations Communicology as a Feminist Ethic Conclusion 59 60 63 66 67 70 73 76 79 81 83 83 90 96 98 101 108 111 112 115 117 119 121 123 124 127 130 6. A Feminist Communicology of the Airline Pilot: Gender and the Organization of Professional Identity The Birth of Aviation and the Aviator: Early Vulnerabilities of Significance and Safety Selling Aviation Safety, Emasculating the Pilot: The Discourse of the Lady-Flier Selling Aviator Safety, Securing Occupational Privilege: The Discourse of the Professional Airline Pilot Closing the Cockpit, Opening the Cabin: Lady-Flier Meets Professional Pilot (and Becomes a Stewardess) Cracks in the Cockpit Door? The Airline Pilot's Gendered Dialectic of Class Conclusion 7. Conclusion: Reworking Gender in Critical Organization Studies A Feminist Communicology of Organization: Elaborating the Premises Premise 1: Communication Constitutes Subjectivity But Does Not Work Alone Premise 2: The Dialectic of Discourse-Materiality Lends Communication Its Constitutive Force Premise 3: The Historical Context--and, Especially, Political Economy--of Communication is Crucial to Understanding the Discourse-Materiality Dialectic Premise 4: The Power-Resistance Dialectic Marks Communication as Ironic, But the Discourse-Materiality Dialectic Marks the Limits of Irony Premise 5: Discourses of (Gender) Difference Emerge (and Are Best Understood) in Relation to One Another Premise 6: Feminist Communicology Pursues Provisional Praxis by Taking an Ethical Stand on Admittedly Shifting Ground Reworking the Conversation 131 133 136 145 152 161 166 169 171 171 175 176 178 181 184 190 Notes References Author Index Subject Index About the Authors 193 195 233 241 249

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