Sex Roles, Vol. 51, Nos. 11/12, December 2004 ( 2004) DOI: 10.1007/s11199-004-0726-x Book Review Reworking Gender: A Feminist Communicology chology of gendered work environments). Also of of Organization. Karen Lee Ashcraft and signiﬁcance is the authors’ identiﬁcation of four pri- Dennis K. Mumby, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage mary ways that the relationships among organiza- 2004. 249 pp. $34.95. tion, discourse, power, and gender are traditionally framed. They proceed by connecting these frames Karen L. Ashcraft and Dennis K. Mumby con- to modernist and postmodernist tensions, thereby sider the relationship between feminist and criti- illustrating both the constraints and beneﬁts of re- cal organization scholarship, the latter being inquiry search informed by current theory within critical related to organizations such as work, family systems, organization studies. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 clearly ex- schools etc. The words critical or radical are used plain the similarities and tensions among feminism, to differentiate organization scholarship that empha- modernism, and postmodernism and the ways in sizes the constructive role of language in organiza- which feminism has engaged these two approaches. tions. The authors suggest that there are two pre- These chapters provide a contextual framework for dominant ways in which the relationship between
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