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Fay Patel

In: Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival

Chapter 19: Locating Women's Struggles in a Cultural Context

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Locating Women's Struggles in a Cultural Context
Locating women's struggles in a cultural context
FayPatel
Introduction

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 ...

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