Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research: Multiple Perspectives is a book unlike any in the field. Each chapter is written by a prominent scholar who presents a theoretical perspective and discusses how he or she “engages” with it, personally examining what it means to study organizations. Rejecting the traditional model of a “reader,“ this volume demonstrates the intimate connections among theory, research, and personal experience. Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research is an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to be familiar with current trends in the field of organizational communication.

Feminist Organizational Communication Studies: Engaging Gender in Public and Private

Feminist organizational communication studies: Engaging gender in public and private
Karen LeeAshcraft

About 10 years ago, this would have been a short chapter—more like a wishful leaflet. A handful of essays, few appearing in our field's major journals, considered the prospect of feminist approaches to organizational communication (e.g., Buzzanell, 1994; Calás & Smircich, 1992; Fine, 1993; Marshall, 1993; Mills & Chiaramonte, 1991). Most of these works hovered at the conceptual level. Little, if any, published work applied feminist perspectives to empirical studies of organizational practice (for some exceptions, see Lont, 1988, and Seccombe-Eastland, 1988). As the mid-1990s drew near, feminist theory lingered on the fringes of the organizational communication literature, while feminist research was scarcely more than ...

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