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Women business leaders, identity, resistance, and alternative forms of knowledge in Saudi Arabia, Liela A. Jamjoom

"Published works on Saudi women in organizational contexts are overwhelmingly reductionist, producing a singular story and a monolithic "Saudi woman". This book aims to counter the master narrative on Saudi women in leadership by offering an intimate reading of the women's stories and experiences. The author interviews fourteen Saudi women leaders focusing on the women's stories of leadership identity, workplace 'resistance', and alternative forms of knowledge. From a methodological standpoint, the reader is given the opportunity to encounter the women at three different levels of analysis: Master Narrative, Counter Narratives, and My Narrative. There is also a theoretical discussion surrounding a variety of feminisms: Postcolonial feminism, Islamic feminism, and Decolonial Feminism. This theoretical engagement will enable readers to understand the difficulty of the theoretical terrain, while also acknowledging the possibility for future theory development. Expanding on previous studies on Saudi women in leadership by taking the discussion away from challenges to the ways in which the women navigate those challenges, this book serves as an emancipatory and inclusive tool in research with practical implications in business. This book will be of value to researchers, academics, and professionals in the fields of leadership, management, gender, and diversity"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Endorsements -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Part I: Introduction, Theory, and Methodology -- 1. Introduction -- The Personal is Political -- Why Saudi Women in Leadership? -- Context: Saudi Arabia and Gender -- Saudi Women in Leadership: (Un)knowns -- Research Questions -- Postcolonial Feminism: An Unveiling Process -- Methodology -- Analysis: Narratives, Discourses, and Carrying Capacity -- Theoretical and Practical Contributions -- Structure of Book -- Notes -- References -- 2. Postcolonial Feminism: An Exploration/Struggle -- Postcolonialism: A Disclaimer -- History of the "Making of Saudi Arabia -- Postcolonialism: An Overview -- Globalization, Modernization, and Colonialism -- Postcolonial Feminism: Threading Pieces -- Islamic Feminism -- Structural Domination and Suppression of the Heterogeneity of Saudi Women -- Resistance -- The Production of a Singular and Monolithic Saudi Woman -- The Codification of "Knowledge" about Saudi Women -- The Power of Representation: A Final Note -- Summary of Chapter 2 -- Notes -- References -- 3. Research Design: A Closer Look -- Master Narrative -- Counter Narratives -- My Narrative: Being Reflexive -- A Note on Language -- Data Analysis -- Narrative Analysis -- Critical Discourse Analysis -- Examples of "power of discourse -- Examples of "power over discourse -- Summary of Chapter 3 -- Note -- References -- Part II: Master Narrative -- 4. Master Narrative -- Master Narrative: Gender and Saudi Arabia -- Earlier Works on Women in Saudi Arabia -- Saudization -- Segregation -- Gender and Leadership in Saudi Arabia -- Gender and Leadership in Western Scholarship: Connecting Literature from the Saudi Context -- Vision 2030 and Women -- Colonizing Saudi Women: Missing Pieces
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (227 pages)
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