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The paradox of empowerment : suspended power and the possibility of resistance

Author: Ronald F Wendt
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
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A collection of critical stories on the power and politics of organizational life. It looks at workers in frustrating situations and explores a new type of power that is both beneficial and  Read more...

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Wendt, Ronald F., 1951-
Paradox of empowerment.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
(OCoLC)655351404
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald F Wendt
ISBN: 027597233X 9780275972332
OCLC Number: 45104843
Description: xvii, 192 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Isaac E. Catt --
Introduction: Corporate Hegemony and the Possibility of Resistance --
A Theoretical Grounding and Stories of Organizational Double Binds --
All the Way Down and All the Way Back: Toward a Critical-Postmodern Hermeneutics --
Hegemonic Double Binds --
The Sound of One Hand Clapping: Counterintuitive Lessons Extracted from Paradoxes and Double Binds in Participative Organizations --
Double Binds Affecting Women Workers and the Aggressive-Timid Paradox --
Women in Positions of Service: The Politicized Body --
The Too Aggressive-Not Aggressive Enough Paradox --
Paradoxes in Corporate Lampoonery, the Notion of Corporate Consumption, and the Paradoxical Role of Technology --
Corporate Lampoonery as a Hermeneutic Sign of Our Times: Reading Dilbert from Critical and Poststructuralist Perspectives --
The Corporate Consumption of Higher Education --
Technology and McEducation --
The Possibility of Resistances and a Critical Reflection --
Building Resistance(s) Through Radical Pedagogy and Tactical Storytelling --
A Critical Reflection --
Epilogue: 2084--A Skeptic's Forecast.
Responsibility: Ronald F. Wendt ; foreword by Isaac E. Catt.

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