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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.

The Promise and Practice of the New Career and Social Contract: Illusions Exposed and Suggestions for Reform
The promise and practice of the new career and social contract: Illusions exposed and suggestions for reform
Patrice M.Buzzanell

Career research and advice have traditionally focused on the advancement of white males within one company through executive development programs and sponsorship (Arthur, Hall, & Lawrence, 1989; Buzzanell, 1987; Vicere & Graham, 1990). Career was defined as a time-bound sequence of corporate positions with increasing compensation, status, and privilege. This notion of career corresponded with sociol contracts, or societal (normative) expectations for employee-employer relationships, in which employees felt entitled to intergenerational upward mobility and lifelong employment and employers counted on worker loyalty and productivity (e.g., Altman & Post, 1996; Bennett, 1990; ...

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