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The feminist case against bureaucracy

Author: Kathy E Ferguson
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1984.
Series: Women in the political economy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Like it or not, all of us who live in modern society are organization men and women. We tend to be caught in the traditional patterns of dominance and subordination. This book is both pessimistic and hopeful. With devastating thoroughness, the author shows how pervasive these patterns of relationship are in our work lives and personal lives, and how deep they run -- into the very language of the organization and of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy E Ferguson
ISBN: 0877223572 9780877223573 0877224005 9780877224006
OCLC Number: 10507340
Description: xviii, 286 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: I. What Does Feminism Have to Do with Bureaurcracy? 1. Defining Bureaucracy ---
2. Conformity, Contradictions, and the Search for Control ---
3. Constructing Feminist Discourse ----
II. Social Structure and Bureaucratic Discourse. 1. Historical Roots of Bureaucratic Society ---
2. The Structural Arrangements of Bureaucratic Capitalism ---
3. Education, the Family, and Sexuality ---
4. Understanding Bureaucratic Discourse ---
5. A ''Case Study'' in Bureaucratic Discourse: Public Administration ---
6. Bureaucratic Discourse and Political Theory ----
III. The Bureaucrat as the Second Sex. 1. The Organizational Class Structure ---
2. Femininity as Subordination ---
3. The Manager as Subordinate ---
4. The Industrial and Clerical Worker as Subordinate ---
5. Women and Organizational Resistance ----
IV. The Client as the Second Sex. 1. Human Service Organizations within Bureaucratic Capitalism ---
2. Bureaucratic Discourse and the Production of Clients ---
3. Bureaucratic Solutions and Client Resistance ----
V. Elements of a Feminist Discourse. 1. Sources of Feminist Discourse ---
2. What Is (and Is Not) to Be Done? ---
3. Individual Upward Mobility: The Illusion of the Epoch ---
4. Juridico-Legal Discourse and Liberal Feminism ---
5. Directions for Feminist Discourse ---
6. Conclusion.
Series Title: Women in the political economy.
Responsibility: Kathy E. Ferguson.

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"[I]ntroduces and explores brilliantly such concepts as bureaucrats as the 'second sex'; feminist discourse as a voice of resistance; and the absence of threat in 'how to succeed feminism.' ... Read more...

 
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