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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.

Organizational Socialization: A Feminist Standpoint Approach
Organizational socialization: A feminist standpoint approach
ConnieBullisKaren RohrbauckStout

Organizational socialization has been examined by organizational and managerial communication researchers for at least the past two decades. The increased focus on organizational socialization by communication researchers seems to temporally parallel the trend toward viewing organizations as cultures. As organizational communication scholars turned toward conceptualizing organizations as cultures (Pacanowsky & O'Donnell-Trujillo, 1982), it was sensible to turn increased attention to how newcomers learn to participate in unique organizational cultures. Similarly, the socialization of people into particular cultural roles is associated with how cultures maintain and reproduce themselves.1 More recently, with the emergence of feminist perspectives, organizational cultures have been criticized as male dominated (Marshall, 1993; Sheppard, 1989).

As theorizing continues to produce more varied ...

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