Rethinking Organizational And Managerial Communication From Feminist Perspectives / Edition 3

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This book reconsiders organizational and managerial communication theories, research, and practice from a feminist standpoint. It looks at theoretical analyses that reconceptualize and extend boundaries in our thinking about work and organizing processes; 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 of our organizational and managerial communication work; and contains chapters that rewrite organizational and managerial constructs.

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Editorial Reviews

Patricia Sotirin
"…a convincing and long overdue demonstration of the value of feminist perspectives for invigorating organizational communication studies."
National Women's Studies Association
"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. "
"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. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761912798
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/19/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrice M. Buzzanell (Ph.D., Purdue University) returned to her alma mater as a professor in the Department of Communication at Purdue University where she earned her Ph.D. in organizational communication. Her research interests center on feminist organizational communication theorizing and the construction of gendered workplace identities, interactions, and structures, particularly as they relate to career processes and outcomes. She has published in Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and other communication journals and edited books. For her edited book, Rethinking Organizational and Managerial Communication from Feminist Perspectives (SAGE, 2000), she received the Central States Communication Association’s Theory Book Award in 2002. She also earned the W. Charles Redding Dissertation from the International Communication Association in 1988, and received some top paper awards. In addition to editing Management Communication Quarterly, she has served as chairperson of the Organizational Communication Division of ICA, secretary of the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association, as President of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, and as a current editorial board member for eight journals and a handbook. For this and other work, she was awarded the Outstanding Member Award from her ICA division and the Alumnus of the Year Award from the School of Interpersonal Communication at Ohio University.

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Table of Contents

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