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    From Black Pain to Rhodes Must Fall: A Rejectionist Perspective.Rashedur Chowdhury - 2021 - Journal of Business Ethics 170 (2):287-311.
    Based on my study of the Rhodes Must Fall movement, I develop a rejectionist perspective by identifying the understanding and mobilization of epistemic disobedience as the core premise of such a perspective. Embedded in this contextual perspective, epistemic disobedience refers to the decolonization of the self and a fight against colonial legacies. I argue that, rather than viewing a rejectionist perspective as a threat, it should be integrated into the moral learning of contemporary institutions and businesses. This approach is important (...)
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    Self-Representation of Marginalized Groups: A New Way of Thinking Through W. E. B. Du Bois.Rashedur Chowdhury - forthcoming - Business Ethics Quarterly:1-25.
    I address an interesting puzzle of how marginalized groups gain self-representation and influence firms’ strategies. Accordingly, I examine the case of access to low-cost HIV/AIDS drugs in South Africa by integrating W. E. B. Du Bois’s work into stakeholder theory. Du Bois’s scholarly work, most notably his founding contribution to Black scholarship, has profound significance in the humanities and social sciences disciplines and vast potential to inspire a new way of thinking and doing research in the management and organization fields, (...)
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    Power of Paradox: Grassroots Organizations’ Legitimacy Strategies Over Time.Marjo Siltaoja, Arno Kourula & Rashedur Chowdhury - 2021 - Business and Society 60 (2):420-453.
    Fringe stakeholders with limited resources, such as grassroots organizations, are often ignored in business and society literature. We develop a conceptual framework and a set of propositions detailing how GROs strategically gain legitimacy and influence over time. We argue that GROs encounter specific paradoxes over the emergence, development, and resolution of an issue, and they address these paradoxes using cognitive, moral, and pragmatic legitimacy strategies. While cognitive and moral strategies tend to be used consistently, the flexible and paradoxical use of (...)
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    A Critique of Vanishing Voice in Noncooperative Spaces: The Perspective of an Aspirant Black Female Intellectual Activist.Penelope Muzanenhamo & Rashedur Chowdhury - forthcoming - Journal of Business Ethics:1-15.
    We adopt and extend the concept of ‘noncooperative space’ to analyze how black women intellectual activists attempt to sustain their efforts within settings that publicly endorse racial equality, while, in practice, the contexts remain deeply racist. Noncooperative spaces reflect institutional, organizational, and social environments portrayed by powerful white agents as conducive to anti-racism work and promoting racial equality but, indeed, constrain individuals who challenge racism. Our work, which is grounded in intersectionality, draws on an autoethnographic account of racially motivated domestic (...)
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    Misrepresentation of Marginalized Groups: A Critique of Epistemic Neocolonialism.Rashedur Chowdhury - forthcoming - Journal of Business Ethics:1-18.
    I argue that meta-ignorance and meta-insensitivity are the key sources influencing the reoccurrence of the conscious misrepresentation of marginalized groups in management and organization research; such misrepresentation, in effect, perpetuates epistemic neocolonialism. Meta-ignorance describes incorrect epistemic attitudes, which render researchers ignorant about issues such as contextual history and emotional and political aspects of a social problem. Researcher meta-ignorance can be a permanent feature, given how researchers define, locate, and make use of their epistemic positionality and privilege. In contrast, meta-insensitivity is (...)
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