Productive resistance: A study of change, emotions, and identity in the context of the apostolic visitation of U.S. Women religious, 2008-2012

Simona Giorgi, Margaret E. Guider, Jean M. Bartunek

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Abstract

We discuss a recent effort of institutional resistance in the context of the 2008-2011 Apostolic Visitation of U.S. women religious motivated by Vatican concerns about perceived secularism and potential lack of fidelity among Catholic sisters. We examined the process of and women's responses to the Visitation to shed light on the institutional work associated with productive resistance and the role of identity and emotions in transforming institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligion and Organization Theory
EditorsPaul Tracey, Nelson Phillips, Michael Lounsbury
PublisherJAI Press
Pages259-300
Number of pages42
Volume41
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78190-693-4
ISBN (Print)9781781906927
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
Volume41
ISSN (Print)0733-558X

Keywords

  • Catholic church
  • Emotions
  • Identity
  • Institutional change
  • Religion
  • Resistance to change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Cite this

Giorgi, S., Guider, M. E., & Bartunek, J. M. (2014). Productive resistance: A study of change, emotions, and identity in the context of the apostolic visitation of U.S. Women religious, 2008-2012. In P. Tracey, N. Phillips, & M. Lounsbury (Eds.), Religion and Organization Theory (Vol. 41, pp. 259-300). (Research in the Sociology of Organizations; Vol. 41). JAI Press. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X20140000041016