The Gender Concept and the Organizational Metaphors as Intelligibility Nuclei for the Analysis of Gender Problems in University Organizations
Nohemí Roque Nieto MSE., Augusto Renato Pérez Mayo, Ph.D; Daniela Beatriz Salgado Arteaga, M.A.O.

The educational organizations and their organizational problems become increasingly more complex and cannot be explained only under the view of rational science, the theoretical bodies of the administration and the organizational theory. Doing it so has implied "observing” it only from a “commoditization” view(Kosic, 1967), furthermore, it has implied believing in the very possibility of observing it, of getting to know it from an emergent rationality in which the organization is constructed by the subjects who comprise it. It is necessary to look at its social senses, its meanings, and its symbols. New signs must be sought, and it will be necessary to exclude modernist certainties and replace them with uncertainties, but also by new possibilities, new intelligibility nuclei (Gergen & Gergen, 1986). The view on the organization must be from another analysis horizon: the discourse and narrative of the actors. It must concentrate on the processes and preconscious schemes originated from the context in the same way as they enter and become part of daily behavior ( the practical activity); and to portray the affective and evaluative dimension of the action a something intimately delimited by the cognitive ( Cognitive Apparatus) and in some sense subordinated to it (Powell & DiMaggio, 1999). Problems such as: gender relations in the assignment of work positions, the democratization of its population, discrimination and gender imbalance within as well as other phenomena. For this reason, in this document conceptual and categorical instruments are depicted and allow the understanding of organizational realities in public Mexican universities.

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