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Gender Symbolism and Organizational Cultures

Gheradi Silvia

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ISBN 10: 0803989113 / ISBN 13: 9780803989115
Published by Sage Publications, London Uk, 1995
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Title: Gender Symbolism and Organizational Cultures

Publisher: Sage Publications, London Uk

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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The symbolic order of gender in organizations - how gender relations are culturally and discursively produced and reproduced, and how they might be `done′ differently, are explored in this book.

Silvia Gherardi focuses on the relationship between gender, power and culture in organizations and on the need to come to grips with the pervasive, elusive and ambiguous nature of gender in work settings. She introduces two key metaphors. 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 of women//work relationships, and processes of dynamic difference, transformation an

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Silvia Gherardi is Professor of the Sociology of Work at the University of Trento in Italy.

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