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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.

Dialoguing …
Dialoguing …
Patrice M.Buzzanell

Dialoguing … is to continue discussion, to value instability, and to temporarily resolve issues with a willingness to reopen conversation. “Dialoguing …” seems to be an appropriate title for our last chapter because we cannot provide closure on the themes represented by the work in this book or in other contemporary feminist organizational and managerial writings. Because we are engaged in critiquing ongoing feminist concerns, this chapter simply highlights some interrelated issues that require further attention: (a) sustaining tensions between binary oppositions; (b) exploring resistance; and (c) promoting participatory discourse and alternative organizing.

Sustaining Tensions between Binary Oppositions

One issue that requires the sustained attention of communication scholars is learning how to maintain tensions between dualisms. As a feminist third wave emerges, a ...

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