Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival contains narratives pertaining to the challenges, struggles and success stories of women in the workplace who come from diverse cultures and social backgrounds. The essays discuss the struggles of women who were marginalized but who fought for recognition, dignity, and respect in their workplaces and personal lives. The narratives cross cultural boundaries presenting multiple dimensions of the struggle and success of women from different walks of life.
Chapter 19: Locating Women's Struggles in a Cultural Context
Locating Women's Struggles in a Cultural Context
Women's roles in organisations continue to be complex and ill-defined in the 21st century. Yet over the centuries there has been a wide range of women's movements that attempted to inform the policies and practices of organisations so that women's ways of working, knowing and doing could be acknowledged and respected. Organisations have evolved in a number of ways over the years, but it seems that women's cultural contexts have been overlooked. We need to place women's struggles within a cultural context in order to understand why women's perspectives conflict with workplace politics and practices that are designed according to Western norms.
Women's place in society has been the subject of debate over ...