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Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication
A Critical Introduction

Second Edition (International Student Edition)

August 2018 | SAGE Publications, Inc

Organizational Communication is the first textbook in the field written from a critical perspective, while providing a comprehensive survey of theory and research in organizational communication. It familiarizes students with the field of organizational communication—historically, conceptually, and practically—and challenges them to reconsider their common sense understandings of work and organizations, preparing them for participation in 21st century organizational settings.


Linking theory with practice, Mumby explores the significant role played by organizations and corporations in constructing our identities. He provides important ways for students to critically reflect on their own relationships to work, consumption, and organizations. This edition includes the most recent advances in research and theory, and incorporates new contemporary examples and case studies throughout the text. 

Part I: Studying Organizations Critically
1. What is Organizational Communication?
2. Developing a Critical Approach to Organizational Communication
Part II: Studying Organizational Communication Historically
3. Fordism and Organizational Communication
4. Organizations as Communication Systems
5. Communication, Culture, and Organizing
Part III: Critical Perspectives on Organizational Communication and the New Workplace
6. Post-Fordism and Organizational Communication
7. Power and Resistance at Work
8. Communicating Gender at Work
9. Communicating Difference at Work
10. Branding, Work, and Consumption
11. Leadership Communication in the New Workplace
12. Information and Communication Technologies in/at Work
13. Organizational Communication, Globalization, and Corporate Social Responsibility
14. Communication, Meaningful Work, and Personal Identity
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ISBN: 9781544328720