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Book Review - Women in leadership: contextual dynamics and boundaries

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Abstract


  • Leadership scenarios and paradoxes – past, present and future – form the basis of Karin

    Klenke’s analysis of women in leadership. The book sets out to explore the paradoxical nature of women’s leadership in male-dominated contexts, paradoxes women leaders are

    confronted with, as well as the paradox of change versus the persistence of the status quo.

    Contexts with a ‘paradoxical nature’– temporally and spatially – are at the forefront.

    These ‘contexts’ for women’s leadership range from remarkable female leaders, today and

    historically, in politics, organisational structures, information technology (IT), the media,

    sports, the military, religion and spirituality, science, higher education and the arts. The

    chapters are initiated with a vignette of one or more female leaders (e.g. Condoleezza

    Rice, Lindsey Vonn, Ada E. Yonath, Marin Alsop and Angela Merkel) to form a frame of

    reference for each chapter’s particular context.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Eriksen, C. (2012). Book Review - Women in leadership: contextual dynamics and boundaries. Gender, Place and Culture: a journal of feminist geography, 19 (3), 398-400.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=8123&context=scipapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4780

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 398

End Page


  • 400

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Leadership scenarios and paradoxes – past, present and future – form the basis of Karin

    Klenke’s analysis of women in leadership. The book sets out to explore the paradoxical nature of women’s leadership in male-dominated contexts, paradoxes women leaders are

    confronted with, as well as the paradox of change versus the persistence of the status quo.

    Contexts with a ‘paradoxical nature’– temporally and spatially – are at the forefront.

    These ‘contexts’ for women’s leadership range from remarkable female leaders, today and

    historically, in politics, organisational structures, information technology (IT), the media,

    sports, the military, religion and spirituality, science, higher education and the arts. The

    chapters are initiated with a vignette of one or more female leaders (e.g. Condoleezza

    Rice, Lindsey Vonn, Ada E. Yonath, Marin Alsop and Angela Merkel) to form a frame of

    reference for each chapter’s particular context.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Eriksen, C. (2012). Book Review - Women in leadership: contextual dynamics and boundaries. Gender, Place and Culture: a journal of feminist geography, 19 (3), 398-400.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=8123&context=scipapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/4780

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 398

End Page


  • 400

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom