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More complex images of women at work are needed: a fictive example of Petra Delicado

Journal article
Authors Barbara Czarniawska
Published in Journal of Organizational Change Management
ISSN 0953-4814
Publication year 2019
Published at Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI)
Language en
Keywords Feminism, Fiction, Narrative analysis, Working women
Subject categories Sociology


Both media and research tend to simplify the images of working women, either in positive or negative way. Reality and some of its fictive representations offer more nuanced examples. In this paper, text analysis of a fiction work is done using a version of close reading. It is based on the assumption, that researchers should join fiction writers in convincing society of the crucial role women play in contemporary organizations.

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