Feminists and Queer Theorists Debate the Future of Critical Management Studies Vol: 3

Sarah Gilmore
University of Portsmouth, UK

Alison Pullen
Macquarie University, Australia

Nancy Harding
University of Bradford, UK

Mary Phillips
University of Bristol, UK

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24 Apr 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
272 pages - 152 x 229 x 20mm
Dialogues in Critical Management Studies
'What is CMS for and what might its future be- both inside the domain of academia and outside it? It's a question that has beguiled and frustrated academics within and outside its community. At the hear of CMS is an enduring skepticism concerning the social and ecological sustainability of prevailing ideas and forms of management and organization. Using ideas from feminist and queer theory, authors of this volume aim to generate some thinking and possibly a nascent agenda. It focuses on the future of CMS but also intertwines it with ideas as to how scholarly communities can engage in working lives differently.
1. Collecting feminist and queer dialogues in and around CMS - The editors 2. Redeeming difference in CMS through anti-racist feminism - Helena Liu 3. Beyond subject-less abstractions: a feminist praxis contribution - Ngaire Bissett 4. Feminist critical management studies in the lecture hall: a space for activism and hope? - Katherine J C Sang, Steven Glasgow 5. Feminism in the third space: critical discourse analysis of Mipsterz women and grassroots activism - Golnaz Golnaraghi and Sumayya Daghar 6. The Neoliberal Crisis: Alternative Organizing and Spaces of/for Feminist Solidarity - Maria Daskalaki and Marianna Fotaki 7. Manifesto for Feminist Critical Race Killjoys in CMS - Elaine Swan 8. Feminist CMS writing as difficult joy: Via bitches and birds - Janet Sayers 9. Writing with Eve: Queering Paper - Ann Rippin 10. Queer Matters: Reflections on the Critical Potential of Affective Organizing - Sine Nørholm Just, Sara Louise Muhr, Thomas Burø 11. Critical management studies, queer theory and the prospect of a queer friendship - Nick Rumens 12. What’s wrong with queer? Between queer dialogue and separatist safe spaces - Louise Wallenberg and Torkild Thanem 13. Concluding chapter - Sarah Gilmore and Nancy Harding
In 12 chapters, business, management, and other scholars from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada consider how feminism and queer theory can organize Critical Management Studies differently to re-articulate the political goals of social justice and challenge marginalization, the categorization of social minorities, and oppression. They examine Critical Management Studies' whiteness; why the field lacks an orientation to achieve pragmatic change, as well as its marginalization of the subaltern; activism in business classrooms; the marginalization of Muslim women in North America; feminist theory in the context of the global financial crisis; the process of feminist Critical Management Studies writing “with animals”; the processes involved in making, in the context of the work of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick; and queer thought in Critical Management Studies.|"Written as constructive critique from within the Critical Management Studies project, this volume demonstrates

the urgency of multiple contemporary strands of feminism and queer theory for keeping CMS relevant and alert

to the challenges of our times. The authors succeed in going beyond arm chair critiques and propose actual

practical changes, providing novel ideas for alternative practices of researching, teaching and writing, for

embodied politics, and activist organizing. Some do not shy away from hard conversations and confrontational

politics, showing the joy in acting as 'kill joys'. Others venture into radically different, fascinating new forms of

scholarship and learning. I highly recommend this collection of dialogues to anyone longing to make a critical

difference."|"This collection is a call to action for a more active, politically engaged CMS. It invites us to envision what more CMS can be with the addition of more feminist, more anti-racist, and more queer voices. With an assemblage of chapters that are bound to provoke and unsettle, the book aims to incite reflexivity among CMS scholars and to prompt collective efforts for confronting the normative in knowledge, in management, in the university and in the academy more generally."|"When asked what feminism and queer theory can offer to the scope and direction of critical work, the masters of CMS who guard the 'manual' of critique often simply shrug their shoulders. In this insightful and lively volume, the feminist and the queer are at last tactically connected to retort with plenty of heartfelt and provocative alternatives. Embodied, anti-normative and explosive critique - ranging from practical politics to pragmatic change, from creative resistance to radical activism and from feminist solidarity to queer friendship - is explained well and illustrated consistently in a thought-provoking and surprising text that aims to confront and root out many of the injustices and injuries in a world, desiring to become more equal, diverse and different."

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