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Rethinking Organizational and Managerial Communication from Feminist Perspectives
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Rethinking Organizational and Managerial Communication from Feminist Perspectives

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April 2000 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"Buzzanell's edited book has a poststructural sensibility in its emphasis on dialogue, absent voices, and the open-ended, constructed nature of knowledge. . . . In summary, I would recommend this book highly. . . Buzzanell's reader would be a corrective for traditional texts used in communications, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Business Administration programs."

-NATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION JOURNAL



Rethinking Organizational Communication From Feminist Perspectives reconsiders organizational and managerial communication theories, research, and practice from multiple feminisms. Part I consists of theoretical analyses that reconceptualize and extend boundaries in our thinking about work and organizing processes. The chapters propose an alternative view of public-private discourse, stakeholder ethics, socialization processes, and negotiation by contrasting traditional approaches with feminist values. Part II presents women's voices through interview excerpts, poems, diary entries, and stories and explores the ways in which these concrete details of ordinary lives represent missing facets and nuances of our organizational and managerial communication work. Part III contains chapters that rewrite organizational and managerial constructs. The authors not only offer alternative reconceptualizations, but also suggest specific tactics and long-term strategies devised from feminisms for revising organizational and managerial communication processes and practices. The final section of the book draws together the themes of the book and encourages a continuing dialogue on the issues.

To read Patrice Buzzanell's latest edited volume, Gender in Applied Communication Contexts, please click here.

Patrice M. Buzzanell
Preface
Patrice M. Buzzanell
Introduction: In Medias Res
 
PART ONE: CONFRONTING OUR PAST
Dennis K. Mumby
Communication, Organization, and the Public Sphere: A Feminist Perspective
Tanni Haas and Stanley Deetz
Between the Generalized and the Concrete Other: Approaching Organizational Ethics From Feminist Perspectives
Connie Bullis and Karen Rohrbauck Stout
Organizational Socialization: A Feminist Standpoint Approach
Linda L. Putnam and Deborah M. Kolb
Rethinking Negotiation: Feminist Views of Communication and Exchange
 
PART TWO: RETHINKING PRESENT PROCESSES
Angela Trethewey
Revisioning Control: A Feminist Critique of Disciplined Bodies
Marlene G. Fine and Patrice M. Buzzanell
Walking the High Wire: Leadership Theorizing, Daily Acts, and Tensions
Marifran Mattson, Robin Patric Clair, Pamela A. Chapman Sanger, and Adrianne Dennis Kunkel
A Feminist Reframing of Stress: Rose's Story
 
PART THREE: AUTHORING OUR FUTURE
Brenda J. Allen
"Learning the Ropes": A Black Feminist Standpoint Analysis
Patrice M. Buzzanell
The Promise and Practice of the New Career and Social Contract: Illusions Exposed and Suggestions for Reform
Cindy Reuther and Gail T. Fairhurst
Chaos Theory and the Glass Ceiling
 
CONCLUDING CHAPTER
Patrice M. Buzzanell
Dialoguing
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Contributors

"…a convincing and long overdue demonstration of the value of feminist perspectives for invigorating organizational communication studies." 

Patricia Sotirin
Michigan Technological University

"Buzzanell's edited book has a poststructural sensibility in its emphasis on dialogue, absent voices, and the open-ended, constructed nature of knowledge. . . . In summary, I would recommend this book highly. . . Buzzanell's reader would be a corrective for traditional texts used in communications, Master of Public Administration, and Master of Business Administration programs."

NATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION

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