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Author Gherardi, Silvia.

Title Gender, symbolism and organizational cultures / Silvia Gherardi.

Published London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1995.


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 UniM Bail  305.3 GHER    AVAILABLE
Physical description 202 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Organizational Symbolism, Culture and Gender -- 2. The Metaphor of the Sexual Contract -- 3. Jerosgamos: The Metaphor of the Alchemic Wedding -- 4. The Symbolic Order of Gender in Organizations -- 5. Doing Gender in the Workplace -- 6. Gender Citizenship in Organizations -- 7. Conclusions: The Symbolics of Gender Citizenship.
Summary The author discusses her focus upon the relations between gender, power and culture in organizations, and upon the need to come to grips with the pervasive, elusive and ambiguous nature of gender in work settings, including through allusive, metaphoric analyses. She introduces two key metaphors for the book. The first is of the sexual contract, which centres on the sexuality of organizations and 'static' gender difference. The second, of the alchemic wedding, highlights a plurality of cultural models of femaleness and woman/work relationships, and processes of dynamic difference, transformation and transcendence. Gender, Symbolism and Organizational Cultures will be essential reading for students and all those interested in issues of gender, power and change in organizations, in organizational theory and behaviour, the psychology and sociology of organizations, and women's studies.
Subject Sex in the workplace.
Sex role in the work environment.
Sexual harassment of women.
ISBN 0803989105 (cased)
0803989113 (pbk)