Constructing Identities at Work

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorJo Angouri, Meredith Marra

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This edited collection presents cutting edge research on the process of identity construction in professional and institutional contexts, from corporate workplaces, to courtrooms, classrooms, and academia. The chapters consider how interactants do identity work and how identity is indexed (often in subtle ways) in workplace discourse.

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This edited collection presents cutting edge research on the process of identity construction in professional and institutional contexts, from corporate workplaces, to courtrooms, classrooms, and academia. The chapters consider how interactants do identity work and how identity is indexed (often in subtle ways) in workplace discourse.

JO ANGOURI is Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Jo's areas of research specialization are sociopragmatics and discourse analysis. Her current research focus is on discourse in a range of professional and health care settings. She has published work on meeting talk, workplace written discourse and (...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.68 × 5.68 × 0.88 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Foreword; F.Bargiela-Chiappini
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Investigating the Negotiation of Identity: A View From the Field of Workplace Discourse; M.Marra& J.Angouri
PART I: LEADERSHIP IDENTITY IN BUSINESS CONTEXTS
Leadership Style in Managers' Feedback in Meetings; J.Svennevig
Be(Com)Ing a Leader: A Case Study of Co-Constructing Professional Identities at Work; S.Schnurr& O.Zayts
Chairing International Business Meetings: Investigating Humour and Leadership Style in the Workplace; P.Rogerson-Revell
'OK One Last Thing for Today Then': Constructing Identities in Corporate Meeting Talk; J.Angouri& M.Marra
PART II: RHETORIC, EXPERTISE AND IDEOLOGY IN IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION
'Hard-Working, Team-Oriented Individuals': Constructing Professional Identities in Corporate Mission Statements; V.Koller
'Yes Then I Will Tell You Maybe a Little about the Procedure'- Constructing Professional Identity Where There is Not Yet a Profession: The Case of Business Coaching; E-M.Graf
PART III: PROFESSIONAL IDENTITIES IN INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXTS
Teachers, Students and Ways of Telling in Classroom Sites: A Case of Out of(Work)Place Identities; A.Georgakopoulou
Identity-Work in Appellate Oral Argument: Ideological Identities within a Professional One; K.Tracy
Engaging Identities: Personal Disclosure and Professional Responsibility; K.Richards
'We Are Not There. In Fact Now We Will Go To the Garden To Take The Rain': Researcher Identity And The Observer's Paradox; A.De Fina
Index