ERIC Number: EJ530457
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reframing the Glass Ceiling as a Socially Constructed Process: Implications for Understanding and Change.
Buzzanell, Patrice M.
Communication Monographs, v62 n4 p327-54 Dec 1995
Argues that traditional definitions of "glass ceiling" perpetuate gender-biased organizational practices and create an illusion of women's opportunity, preventing critical assessment of contemporary organizational practices and of gendered communication. Creates awareness of unjust organizing processes by juxtaposing the ordinary ways of "doing gender" against contrastive contexts: alternative settings (organizational forms), processes (community as dialectic), and organization members (women). (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: The Interplay of Ideas.