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Organizational Discourse Studies

Organizational Discourse Studies

Three Volume Set
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© 2011 | 1 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Work on organizational discourse studies has mushroomed in the past several decades, spanning various disciplines and encompassing a wide array of organizational topics. In contrast to microlevel studies of individual language and communication, this three-volume collection focuses on discourse at organizational levels and is an invaluable resource to anyone interested in how methods of discourse analysis can be applied to gain insight into the workings of an organization.

Assembled and introduced by an international editorial team of leading scholars in the area, each volume builds on the foundations of the last. Volume one traces the evolution and current state of theoretical developments in organizational discourse studies, showing how its methodological foundations have evolved with the social sciences as a whole. Volume two teaches the reader the key techniques used in discourse analysis in organizations, and volume three provides examples of empirical studies where these methods have created an understanding of specific organizational phenomena, including emotion, humour, change and resistance.

The Language of Power and the Power of Language Stewart R. Clegg
Modernism, Post Modernism and Organizational Analysis 2: The Contribution of Michel Foucault Gibson Burrell
Modernism, Postmodernism and Organizational Analysis: An Introduction Robert Cooper and Gibson Burrell
Disciplinary Power in the Modern Corporation Stanley Deetz
Scene Setting
Organizational Discourse Dennis K. Mumby and Robin P. Clair
Varieties of Discourse: On the Study of Organizations through Discourse Analysis Mats Alvesson and Dan Karreman
Discourse Analysis in Organizations: Issues and Concerns Linda L. Putnam and Gail T. Fairhurst
Theoretical Approaches
Corporate Strategy, Organizations, and Subjectivity: A Critique David Knights and Glenn Morgan
Textual Agency: How Texts Do Things in Organizational Settings Francois Cooren
Discourse and Institutions Nelson Phillips, Thomas B. Lawrence and Cynthia Hardy
Finding the Organization in the Communication: Discourse as Action and Sense-making James R. Taylor and Daniel Rabichaud
Coordination as Energy-in-Conversation Ryan W. Quinn and Jane E. Dutton
On the Multi-modality, Materiality and Contingency of Organizational Discourse Rick Iedema
Discourse Analysis as Organizational Analysis Robert Chia
Organizational Discourse Analysis: Avoiding the Determinism-Voluntarism Trap Charles Conrad
Getting Real about Organizations Discourse Mike Reed
Overviews of Studying Discourse
Discourse Analysis as a Way of Analysing Naturally Occurring Talk Jonathan Potter
Against Discursive Imperialism, Empiricism and Constructionism: Thirty-Two Problems with Discourse Analysis Ian Parker and Erica Burman
Doing Research in Organizational Discourse: The Importance of Researcher Context Craig Prichard, Deborah Jones and Ralph Stablein
To Text or Context? Endotextual, Extotextual, and Multi-textual Approaches to Narrative and Discursive Organizational Studies David Barry. Brigid Carroll and Hans Hansen
Narrative and Stories
Narratives of Individual and Organizational Identities Barbara Czarniawska-Joerges
Stories of the Storytelling Organization: A Postmodern analysis of Disney as 'Tamara-Land' David M. Boje
Critical Discourse Analysis and Deconstruction
Critical Discourse Analysis Norman Fairclough and Ruth Wodak
Principles of Critical Discourse Analysis Teun A. van Dijk
Power and Siscourse in Organization Studies: Absence and the Dialectic of Control Dennis K. Mumby and Cynthia Stohl
Irony, Rhetoric and Metaphors
Isn't It Ironic; Using Irony to Explore the Contradictions of Organizational Life Angela Trethewey
The Discourse of the Middle Ground: Citizen Shell Commits to Sustainable Development Sharon M. Livesey
Metaphor and Analogical Reasoning in Organization Theory Cliff Oswick, Tom Keenoy and David Grant
Different Types of Texts: Video, Cartoons, Conversations, Websites
When Supervising Physicians See Patients: Strategies Used in Difficult Situations Anita Pomerantz, B.J. Fehr and Jack Ende
No Joking Matter: Discursive Struggle in the Canadian Refugee System Cynthia Hardy and Nelson Phillips
My Job Sucks: Examining Counterinstitutional Web Sites as Locations for Organizational Member Voice, Dissent and Resistance Loril M. Gossett and Julian Kilker
Reflexive Inquiry in Organizational research: Questions and Possibilities Ann L. Cunliffe
Management Consultant Talk: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Normalizing Discourse and Resistance Susan Merilainen, Janne Tienari, Robyn Thomas and Annette Davies
Identity and Gender
The 'Feminine Advantage': A Discursive Analysis of the Invisibility of Older Women Workers Susan Ainsworth
Health on the Line: Identity and Disciplinary Control in Employee Occupational Health and Safety Discourse Heather M. Zoller
The Leader-Member Exchange Patterns of Women Leaders in Industry: A Discourse Analysis Fail T. Fairhurst
The Bureaucratization, Commodification and Privatization of Sexual Harrassment through Institutional Discourse: A Study of the Big Ten Universities Robin P. Clair
Emotion and Humour
Becoming a Character for Commerce: Emotion Labour, Self-Subordination and Discursive Construction of Identity in a Total Instituion Sarah J. Tracy
'Engineering Humour': Masculinity, Joking and Conflict in Shop-Floor Relations David L. Collinson
Participation and Resistance
Change, Change or be Exchanged: The Discourse of Participation and the Manufacture of Identity Gill Musson and Joanne Duberley
Dialectical Tensions and Rhetorical Tropes in Negotiations Linda L. Putnam
The Ambivalent Dynamics of Secretarial 'Bitching': Control, Resistance and the Construction of Identity Patty Sotirin and Heidi Gottfried
Theorizing the Micro-politics of Resistance: New Public Management and Managerial Identities in the UK Public Services Robyn Thomas and Annette Davies
Institutional Change
Discourse and Deinstitutionalization: The Decline of DDT Steve Maguire and Cynthia Hardy
Organizational Change
Change in Organizational Culture: The Use of Linguistic Methods in a Corporate Acquisition David T. Bastien
Organizational Change as Discourse: Communicative Actions and Deep Structures in the Context of Information Technology Implementation Loizos Heracleous and Michael Barrett
Ideological Positioning in Organizational Change: The Dialectic of Control in a Merging Organization Lisa A. Howard and Patricia Geist
Discourse as a Strategic Resource Cynthia Hardy, Ian Palmer and Nelson Phillips

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ISBN: 9781849207362