Reworking Gender: A Feminist Communicology of Organization

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SAGE, 2004 - 249 pages

Reworking Gender: A Feminist Communicology of Organization 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, authors Dennis K. Mumby and Karen Lee Ashcraft 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.

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1 Feminist Organization Studies in the Wake of the Discursive Turn
2 Feminism and the Discourse of Modernism
3 Postmodernism and Organization Studies
4 Organizing at the Intersection of Feminism and Postmodernism
5 A Feminist Communicology of Organization
6 A Feminist Communicology of the Airline Pilot
7 Conclusion

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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.

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 Human Relations. He is past chair of the Organizational Communication Division of NCA, and an 8-time winner of the division’s annual research award. He has served as chair of the Organizational Communication Division of the International Communication Association, and is a recipient of the division’s Fredric M. Jablin Award for contributions to the field of organizational communication.

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