The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse
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The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse

  • David Grant - Griffith Business School, Australia, University of New South Wales, Australia, University of Sydney, Australia, King's College London
  • Cynthia Hardy - University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Cliff Oswick - City University London, United Kingdom, Queen Mary College, University of London, UK, University of Leicester, Kings College, University of London, Westminster University, UK
  • Linda L Putnam - University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

© 2004 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse has received the 2004 Outstanding Book Award from the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association

`Organizational discourse is not a new topic but is one that has grown in significance and citations in recent years. Thanks to the new The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse there is now a definitive set of up-to-the-minute resources available, by distinguished as well as emergent researchers. It should have a prominent place on all organization researchers bookshelves' - Professor Stewart Clegg, University of Technology, Sydney

`Organizational researchers interested in discursive philosophies, methods and practices will be grateful for the much-needed background and guidance this handbook provides' - Mary Jo Hatch, Professor, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. Co-author The Three Faces of Leadership: Manager, Artist, Priest (Blackwell)

`Discourse analysis has become increasingly popular in organizational studies over the past decade or two. The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse will make it even more popular by helping scholars of organizations understand the range of domains, methodologies, perspectives and focal organizational phenomena available to them within this analytic approach. Beyond classifying and describing current literature in the various areas, the chapters in this important new handbook suggest new directions for research using discourse analysis, a valuable service that should help novice and experienced researchers alike' - JoAnne Yates, Sloan School of Management

An increasingly significant body of management literature is applying discursive forms of analysis to a range of organizational issues. This emerging arena of research is not only important in providing new insights into processes of organizing, it has also informed and influenced the broader fields of organizational and management studies.

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse is the definitive text for those with research and teaching interests in the field of organizational discourse. It provides an important overview of the domains of study, methodologies and perspectives used in research on organizational discourse. It shows how discourse analysis has moved beyond its roots in literary theory to become an important approach in the study of organizations.

The editors of the Handbook, all renowned authors and experts in this field, have provided an invaluable resource on the application, importance and relevance of discourse to organizational issues for use by tutors and researchers working in the field, as well as providing important reference material for newcomers to this area. Each chapter, written by a leading author on their subject, covers an overview of the existing literature and also frames the future of the field in ways which challenge existing preconceptions.

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Discourse is indispensable to the teaching, study and research of organizational discourse and will enable readers to develop a level of understanding of organizations commensurate with the most recent, state of the art, theoretical developments in the broader field of organization studies.

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Introduction
Organizational Discourse: Exploring the Field  
 
PART ONE: DOMAINS OF DISCOURSE
Kenneth J Gergen, Mary M Gergen and Frank J Barrett
Dialogue
Life and Death of the Organization  
Yiannis Gabriel
Narratives, Stories and Texts
George Cheney et al
Corporate Rhetoric as Organizational Discourse
Cliff Oswick, Linda L Putnam and Tom Keenoy
Tropes, Discourse and Organizing
 
PART TWO: METHODS AND PERSPECTIVES
Gail T Fairhurst and Fran[ce]cois Cooren
Organizational Language in Use
Interaction Analysis, Conversation Analysis and Speech Act Schematics  
Susan Ainsworth and Cynthia Hardy
Discourse and Identities
Loizos Th. Heracleous
Interpretivist Approaches to Organizational Discourse
Kirsten Broadfoot, Stanley Deetz and Donald Anderson
Multi-Levelled, Multi-Method Approaches to Organizational Discourse
Craig Prichard, Deborah Jones and Ralph Stablein
Doing Research in Organizational Discourse
The Importance of Researcher Context  
Dennis K Mumby
Discourse, Power and Ideology
Unpacking the Critical Approach  
Martin Kilduff and Mihaela Kelemen
Deconstructing Discourse
 
PART THREE: DISCOURSES AND ORGANIZING
Karen Lee Ashcraft
Gender, Discourse and Organization
Framing a Shifting Relationship  
Cynthia Hardy and Nelson Phillips
Discourse and Power
Mats Alvesson
Organizational Culture and Discourse
Christian Heath, Paul Luff and Hubert Knoblauch
Tools, Technologies and Organizational Interaction
The Emergence of Workplace Studies  
Pablo J Boczkowski and Wanda J Orlikowski
Organizational Discourse and New Media
A Practice Perspective  
Norman Fairclough and Pete Thomas
The Discourse of Globalization and the Globalization of Discourse
Barbara Czarniawska, Karl E Weick and Mike Reed
PART FOUR: REFLECTIONS
Barbara Czarniawska
Turning to Discourse
Karl E Weick
A Bias for Conversation
Acting Discursively in Organizations  
Mike Reed
Getting Real about Organizational Discourse

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