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The feminist case against bureaucracy, Kathy E. Ferguson

Label
The feminist case against bureaucracy
Title
The feminist case against bureaucracy
Statement of responsibility
Kathy E. Ferguson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 ordinary life. This is not a book about how women can succeed in business, but a criticism of books like those success manuals and notions like that idea of success. The author sees bureaucrats and clients as the 'second sex'. To fit in properly, they just learn the skills necessary to cope with subordinate status, skills that women have always learned as part of their 'femininity'. Liberal reforms -- placing more women in management positions, for example -- are not enough. What is required is the emergence of an alternative voice, one grounded in the experience and perceptions of women, that will challenge the patterns of control found in every aspect of modern life. Public discourse today is not the language of women even when women speak it. In this brilliant synthesis of the feminist literature and the literature on organizational theory and practice, the author suggests how a feminist discourse could interject into public debate a reformulation of the basic political questions of power, reason, and organization and thereby legitimate a concern of both autonomy and community. In the face of the massive incursions of bureaucracy into daily life, this is an important contribution to the project of human liberation." -- Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferguson, Kathy E
Dewey number
303.3/5/088042
Index
index present
LC call number
HD38.4
LC item number
.F47 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Women in the political economy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bureaucracy
  • Feminism
  • Bureaucratie
  • Féminisme
  • Bureaucratie
  • Feminisme
  • Bürokratie
  • Frauenbewegung
Label
The feminist case against bureaucracy, Kathy E. Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [259]-277
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
10507340
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780877223573
Lccn
84000221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)686405
  • (OCoLC)10507340
Label
The feminist case against bureaucracy, Kathy E. Ferguson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [259]-277
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
10507340
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780877223573
Lccn
84000221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)686405
  • (OCoLC)10507340

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