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Discourse perspectives on organizational communication

Author: Jolanta Aritz; Robyn Walker
Publisher: Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2012.
Series: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in communication studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together researchers from the social sciences and humanities to look at discourse and how it shapes organizations and their social actors. Unlike others in the field, this book assumes that language creates and constitutes reality, rather than simply mirroring or describing it. This collection illustrates the variety of organizational phenomena that might be studied and the range of epistemological and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Artiz, Jolanta.
Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication.
Lanham : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2011
(OCoLC)748286985
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jolanta Aritz; Robyn Walker
ISBN: 9781611474381 1611474388
OCLC Number: 778339902
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 280 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Four proposals toward an interpretive theory of the process of discursive reality construction / Loizos Heracleous --
A politically attentive discursive analysis of collaborative talk / John G. McClellan and Stanley Deetz --
Asian business discourse(s) / Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini --
"Harmonious disagreement" in Japanese business discourse / Misa Fujio and Hiromasa Tanaka --
Analyzing political space through discourse : the case of the U.S. Coast Guard and the live fire zones on the Great Lakes / Gail Fann Thomas and Kimberlie Stephens --
The rhetorical legitimation of organizational exploration and exploitation initiatives / Torsten Oliver Salge and Michael Ian Barrett --
Introducing British and Spanish companies to investors : building the corporate image through the chairman's statement / Miguel F. Ruiz-Garrido, Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez, and Juan Carlos Palmer-Silveira --
Benchmarking organizational identity : how who "we" are emerges in organizational change discourse / Donald L. Anderson --
Narratives of diversity in the corporate boardroom : what corporate insiders say about why diversity matters / John M. Conley, Lissa L. Broome, and Kimberly D. Krawiec --
Going green : how organizations use narrative to build commitment to environmental values and action / Daphne A. Jameson and Judi Brownell.
Series Title: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in communication studies.
Responsibility: edited by Jolanta Aritz and Robyn C. Walker.

Abstract:

Brings together researchers from the social sciences and humanities to look at discourse and how it shapes organizations and their social actors. Unlike others in the field, this book assumes that language creates and constitutes reality, rather than simply mirroring or describing it. This collection illustrates the variety of organizational phenomena that might be studied and the range of epistemological and methodological approaches that might be used in discourse analysis techniques.
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The volume is commendable for its rich implicit conception of organizational phenomena related to discourse, power, and inequality. Instead of the more typical focus on a single dimension of Read more...

 
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