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FROM THE FATHERS' HOUSE
A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE MISMATCH BETWEEN WOMEN AND CORPORATE STYLES AND VALUES
by Anthony, Dena Louise, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Dissertation, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA, 2002.


Below is the table of contents. Click here for the full dissertation.

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Chapter 1
  • Introduction and Literature Review 1
  • Introduction to the Dissertation 1
  • Women's Traumas in Masculinist Environments 1
  • From My Life 2
  • Adversities of Superwoman 4
  • The Women in the Workforce Support Group 6
  • Preassumptions and Purposes of this Research 8
  • Literature Review 9
  • Women Through Masculinist Lenses 11
  • From Male Psychologists 13
  • Gender Differences in Values and Styles 15
  • Research from the Wellesley Centers for Women 16
  • Carol Gilligan at Harvard 17
  • Caring and justice 19
  • From within a relational world 20
  • The Feminine 21
  • Women's Distress 22
  • Origins of Difference 25
  • Genetic, hormonal 25
  • Biosocial 26
  • Cultural privilege 26
  • Women in Corporations 27
  • Conclusion 31

Chapter 2
  • Methodology 33
  • Introduction 33
  • The Study 33
  • Research Participants 33
  • The Interview Questions 34
  • Data Collection / Interview Process 34
  • Data Analysis 36
  • The Listenings 36
  • First listening 36
  • Second listening 37
  • Third listening 37
  • Fourth listening 38
  • Assumptions 39
  • Delimitations 40
  • Limitations 41
  • Ethical Assurances 41

Chapter 3
  • Primary Analyses 43
  • Gwen 44
  • Plot Summary 44
  • The Voice of Relationship 47
  • The Voice of Oppression 58
  • Sara 83
  • Plot Summary 83
  • The Voice of Relationship 85
  • The Voice of Oppression 96
  • Annie 112
  • Plot Summary 112
  • The Voice of Relationship 114
  • The Voice of Oppression 124
  • Pat 142
  • Plot Summary 142
  • The Voice of Relationship 144
  • The Voice of Oppression 160

Chapter 4
  • Discussion of Themes182
  • The Voice of Relationship 182
  • Valuing Relationship 183
  • Creating and Repairing Professional Community 187
  • To Be Effective 193
  • The Voice of Oppression 197
  • External Oppression 198
  • Early Silencings of Passionate Caring 198
  • Invalidations 204
  • Isolation and Loneliness 211
  • The Corporate Alien 218
  • Internalized Oppressions 223
  • Gwen 224
  • Sara 230
  • Annie 236
  • Pat 238
  • Resistance, Resilience and Healing 241
  • Political Resistance 242
  • Challenging Abuses 244
  • Knowing but Not Saying 244
  • Leaving 245
  • Resilience and Healing 246
  • Finding Female Support and Balance 246
  • Healing Change 248
  • Summary of Themes 249

Chapter 5
  • Conclusions 251
  • Summary of the Study 251
  • Athena, the Dark Goddesses and the Feminine 256
  • Further Implications of the Study 259
  • For Individual Women and Their Psychotherapists 259
  • For Women's Studies 261
  • For the Workplace 263
  • For Further Study 265
  • Further Studies of Women in the Workplace 265
  • Men's Responses to the Patriarchy 266
  • Differentiating Stressors 267
  • The Use and Abuse of Relationship 268
  • Critique of Methodology 269
  • Intertwining Countertransferences 274
  • Countertransference with the Methodology of the Study 275
  • Countertransference with the Topic of the Study 276
  • Echoes into Tomorrow 279
  • Relationship Within the Workplace 279
  • Resisting the Patriarchy 281
  • Ways of Leadership 283

Appendix
  • Gwen's Interview and Preliminary Listenings 287
  • Gwen's Interview 287
  • Preliminary Analysis of Gwen's Interview 329
  • First Listening 330
  • The Plot 330
  • Plot Summary - the Psychological Geography 343
  • Beginning career 344
  • The bakery chain 344
  • An oven manufacturer 345
  • Addendums to the First Listening 349
  • The speaker - Gwen 349
  • The listener - my relationship to Gwen and her story 350

Second Listening
  • The Voice of the Self 352
  • References 365

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