[] Feminist scholars believe that women in organizations can become marginalised in organizational life because of the dynamics of gender relations within patriarchal organizational structures. (Miller, 2008: 113.)

1. TOPIC
[] Feminist scholars believe that women in organizations can become marginalised in
organizational life because of the dynamics of gender relations within patriarchal
organizational structures. (Miller, 2008: 113.)
Use this statement as your point of departure, create a coherent argument in response to this
statement. Provide your own relevant examples to support your argument. Please note that
your point of view with regards to the statement has to be set out in the Introduction
section of your assignment. Remember to refine your Introduction once you have written
the Conclusion to your assignment.
2. READ AND SUMMARIZE THE FOLLOWING COMPULSORY SOURCES
The four (4) readings below will provide you with a broad overview of feminist theory as it
applies to organisational communication. The readings are available under Theme 1.7 on
Blackboard:
i. ASHCRAFT, K.L. (2014). Feminist theory. (In) The SAGE Handbook of Organizational
Communication: Advances in theory, research and methods. Eds. Putnam, L. &
Mumby, D.K. 3rd edition. Los Angeles: Sage (chapter 4)
ii. DU PLOOY-CILLIERS, F. (2014). Research Paradigms and Traditions. (In) Research
Matters. Eds. Du Plooy-Cilliers, F.; Davis, C. & Bezuidenhout. R. Cape Town: Juta
(chapter 2)
iii. MILLER, K. (2015). Organizational Communication: Approaches and Processes. 7th
edition. Belmont: Wadsworth. (chapter 6) MUMBY, D.K. (2014).
iv. WRENCH, J.S. & PUNYANUNT-CARTER, N. (2012) Introduction to Organizational
Communication. Creative Commons License.
Carefully read and make your own integrated summaries of these prescribed sources.
3. SELECT A THEORETIECAL LENS
Once you are familiar with the concepts underlying Critical and Feminist Theory and have
noted the various Feminist approaches such as Liberal Feminism, Radical Feminism,
Standpoint Feminism and Postmodern Feminism, you then need to select a specific Feminist
approach for critical discussion.

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