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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.

A Feminist Reframing of Stress: Rose's Story
A feminist reframing of stress: Rose's story
MarifranMattsonRobin PatricClairPamela A. ChapmanSangerAdrianne DennisKunkel

Shinji Masami worked as a design engineer at Hino Motors. He was responsible for making sure that all the auto parts fit together properly during final assembly of trucks produced by Toyota. The pressing deadlines caused Masami to work … 25% above the average hours worked in Japan and 42% above the hours in the United States. Typically, Masami would leave his home before 7 a.m. and return home around midnight. Although he complained of severe headaches and stomach pains, he forced himself to go to work. At age 37, he died of a brain hemorrhage at his office. (Steers & Black, 1994, p. 599)

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