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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.

Chaos Theory and the Glass Ceiling
Chaos theory and the glass ceiling
CindyReutherGail T.Fairhurst
If we keep on doin' what we always done, we'll keep on gettin' what we always got.
Barbara Lyons (as cited in Warner, 1992, p. 48)

The complexities of race and gender relationships are a continuous struggle for white women and men and women of color who attempt to climb organizational hierarchies only to be shut out of top management positions. In a recent article in Working Woman, Dunkel (1996) explored what it would take for a woman to become the first woman CEO without having to create her own corporation. Only two women made the Fortune 1000 list of CEOs, and both owned their own businesses. It was not until 1997 that a white ...

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