Leadership Discourse At Work: Interactions of Humour, Gender and Workplace Culture

Hardcover | February 15, 2009

byStephanie Schnurr

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Employing a discourse analytical approach, this book focuses on the under-researched strategy of humor to illustrate how discursive performances of leadership are influenced by gender and workplace culture. Far from being a superfluous strategy that distracts from business, humor performs a myriad of important functions in the workplace context.

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Employing a discourse analytical approach, this book focuses on the under-researched strategy of humor to illustrate how discursive performances of leadership are influenced by gender and workplace culture. Far from being a superfluous strategy that distracts from business, humor performs a myriad of important functions in the workplac...

STEPHANIE SCHNURR is Assistant Professor at the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. Her main research interest is the sociolinguistic and discursive performance of leadership and gender at work, and in particular the multiple functions and strategic uses of humor in workplace discourse.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 7.9 × 4.86 × 0.68 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230201806

ISBN - 13:9780230201804

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Transcription Conventions
Introduction
Transactional Aspects of Leadership Discourse: Humour and Getting Things Done
The Other Side of Leadership Discourse: Humour and the Performance of Relational Leadership Activities
Doing Leadership in Context: The Impact of Working Groups
Leadership, Humour and Workplace Culture
Balancing Leader and Gender Identities
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index