Being able to do what you aspire to do

Boxer, L 2004, 'Being able to do what you aspire to do' in S. Charlesworth and M. Fasteanu (ed.) Women and Work: Current RMIT University Research, RMIT Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 75-84.


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Title Being able to do what you aspire to do
Author(s) Boxer, L
Year 2004
Title of book Women and Work: Current RMIT University Research
Publisher RMIT Publishing
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Editor(s) S. Charlesworth
M. Fasteanu
Start page 75
End page 84
Subjects Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Summary Those women who have made their mark in Australian public and private organisations have challenged traditional positions allocated to women. However, for the most part these positions have not changed. Positioning Theory was in part based on the notion that people are able to challenge and change the positions they are allocated in every social encounter. While there have been changes in society that have generally re-positioned women as leaders in public and private organisations, it remains the obligation of each person to establish four components of a social order that supports themselves as what they specifically aspire to be able to do. These are (1) their right to perform the work they aspire to, (2) the duty of others to respect them as competent, (3) the moral order that enables such rights and duties, and (4) actions that reinforce these rights, duties and morals. Positioning Theory - that has in part evolved through feminist literature - provides a framework for each individual to align the social order to their individual and collective purposes.
Copyright notice © Lionel Boxer and the School of Management, Business Portfolio, RMIT and the Centre for Applied Social Research, School of Social Science and Planning, RMIT 2004
ISBN 0864593376
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