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Reworking Gender A Feminist Communicology of Organization by Karen Lee Ashcraft, Dennis K. Mumby

Reworking Gender A Feminist Communicology of Organization



Reworking Gender A Feminist Communicology of Organization by Karen Lee Ashcraft, Dennis K. Mumby

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.


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

About the Author

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 (Ph.D., M.A., Southern Illinois University; BA, Sheffield Hallam University) is Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Fellow of UNC's Institute for the Arts and Humanities. His research focuses on the relationships among discourse, power, gender, and organizing. A Fellow of the International Communication Association and a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar, he has published six books and over 50 articles in the area of critical organization studies, and his work has appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Monographs, Discourse & Society, and Human Relations. He is past chair of the Organizational Communication Division of NCA, a six-time winner of the division's annual research award, and a recipient of the division's Fredric M. Jablin Award for contributions to the field of organizational communication.

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Publication date

4th November 2003


Karen Lee Ashcraft, Dennis K. Mumby

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SAGE Publications Inc


280 pages


Feminism & feminist theory



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