Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication by Jolanta ArtizDiscourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication by Jolanta Artiz

Discourse Perspectives on Organizational Communication

byJolanta Artiz, Robyn C. WalkerContribution byDonald L. Anderson

Hardcover | December 19, 2011

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Discourse Perspectives in Organizational Communication 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.
Jolanta Aritz is associate professor of clinical management communication at the Center for Management Communication, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Robyn C. Walker is assistant professor of clinical management communication at the Center for Management Communication, Marshall School of Business, Univer...
Title:Discourse Perspectives on Organizational CommunicationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.41 × 6.43 × 0.9 inPublished:December 19, 2011Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:161147437X

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Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1: Four Proposals Toward an Interpretive Theory of the Process of Discursive Reality ConstructionChapter 2: Sustainable Change: A Politically Attentive Discursive Analysis of Collaborative TalkChapter 3: Asian Business Discourse(s)Chapter 4: "Harmonious Disagreement" in Japanese Business DiscourseChapter 5: Problematizing Political Space Through Discursive Analysis: The Case of the United States Cost Guard and the Live Fire Zones of the Great LakesChapter 6: The Rhetorical Legitimation of Organizational Exploration and Exploration InitiativesChapter 7: Introducing British and Spanish Companies to Investors: Building the Corporate Image through the Chairman's StatementChapter 8: Benchmarking Organizational Identity: How Who "We" Are Emerges in Team DialogueChapter 9: Narratives of Diversity in the Corporate Boardroom: What Corporate Insiders Say About Why Diversity MattersChapter 10: Going Green: How Organizations Use Narrative to Build Commitment to Environmental ValuesConclusionIndexAbout the Contributors

Editorial Reviews

Aritz and Walker have assembled a truly remarkable collection about the often 'invisible' ways in which ordinary discourses becomes institutionalized in organizing contexts around the globe. Using multidisciplinary lenses, the book chapters explicate their unique theoretical and pragmatic contributions to understanding social constructions and their consequences for addressing everyday issues as well as the grand challenges of our times. From start to finish, this edited collection is a 'must read' that invites reconsiderations of the ways we engage with each other in diverse organizational contexts.