Communication, Organization and Change within a Feminist Context: Participant Observation of a Feminist Collective
By: Lynette S. Eastland (author)Hardback
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This is a sociological study which examines how change occurs within a specific organizational setting by looking at the communicative behaviour of the organizational participants. The setting studied here is a feminist collective.
Part 1 Theory and methodology: feminist ideology; methodology; conclusion; notes. Part 2 The organizational focus: the concept of feminist business; collectivism as a feminist organizational model; the woman's bookstore network; the creation stage; the initial three-owner partnership; the collective; the return to a three-owner partnership; Twenty Rue Jacob; clientele; summary; notes. Part 3 Sisterhood: collective identity - an a priori assumption; the relationship between "sisterhood" and "business"; sisterhood as an enactment of family; strategies for explaining a violation of trust; notes. Part 4 Politicalism: the business as a political entity; the nature of the business in the community; the collective system - an ideological response to crisis; notes. Part 5 Separatism: separatism - the nature of theory; separatism and organizational goals; separatism as cultural nationalism; dilemma - tensions between theory and practice; conclusions; notes. Part 6 Contadiction and change: interpretive assumptions and contradictions; contradiction in Twenty Rue Jacob; responses to contradiction in Twenty Rue Jacob; suppression; dispersion; repression; notes; appendix.
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