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Postcolonial feminism in management and organization studies, critical perspectives from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, edited by Vijayta Doshi

The term feminism is often treated as a stable and universalizing politics and practice. For postcolonial feminism, the issues of interest are not only social and cultural inequalities in terms of caste, class, colour, ethnicity, gender, and religion, but also historical, political, and geographical inequalities in terms of 'Third World', 'Global South' and 'remnants of the colonial past'. Postcolonial feminism pays nuanced attention to historical diversity and local specificity of feminist issues. This book draws upon the work grounded specifically in the context of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh to demonstrate the plurality of thinking. In mainstream management and organization studies, context is often understood as a present, static field. This book discusses how context is an important consideration for any management and organization study and for feminist studies in management and organization studies. It informs the way we need to understand context, not just as 'present' but also the 'past'. Postcolonial feminism highlights the historical roots and past privileges of a context which often get overlooked in the management and organization studies where context is mostly seen in the present. This unique contribution to postcolonial feminism in management and organization studies highlights the contributions of women writers, poets, and activists such as Christina Stringer, Elena Samonova, Gayatri Spivak, Mary Douglas, Naila Kabeer, and Uzma Falak. Each of these women have engaged with writing that have the potential to enrich and transform understanding of postcolonial feminism in management and organization studies, making this book a valuable resource for researchers, academics, and advanced students"-- Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Endorsements -- Half Title -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: Postcolonial Feminism in Management and Organization Studies: Critical Perspectives From India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh -- Part I Feminist Resistance to Subalternity: Deconstructing "Development" and "Social Responsibility" -- 2 Naila Kabeer: Deconstructing Empowerment of Poor Women Entrepreneurs in Postcolonial Bangladesh -- 3 The Continued Silencing of Gayatri Spivak's Subaltern: A Critique of the Elite Nexus of NGOs, Academia, and Corporations -- Part II Exposing Neocolonialism in the Post-colonies: An Urge for Ethics of Care -- 4 Colonialism Otherwise: Reading Uzma Falak's Kashmir -- 5 Modern Slavery in Contemporary India: Addressing the Elephant in the Room - Contributions From Stringer and Samonova -- Part III Decolonizing Management Education and Praxis Through Postcolonial Feminism -- 6 The Epistemology of the Toilet: Doing Class Work in Pakistan -- 7 Bringing Postcolonial Women Writers to Executive Education: Case of Women Managers' Program in India -- Index
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non fiction
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1 online resource (142 pages)
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