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Reframing Difference in Organizational Communication Studies

Reframing Difference in Organizational Communication Studies
Research, Pedagogy, and Practice

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July 2010 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Organizing Difference explores difference (the complex intersections of discourses of gender, race, class, sexuality, and other markers of difference) as a communicative phenomenon. All of the scholars in this volume explore difference from a variety of perspectives, each of which systematically looks at the relationships among communication, organizing, and difference.
Dennis K. Mumby
Organizing Difference: An Introduction
I. Theorizing Difference and Organization
Karen Lee Ashcraft
1. Knowing Work through the Communication of Difference: A Revised Agenda for Difference Studies
Linda Putnam, Jody Jahn, Jane Baker
2. Intersecting Difference: A Dialectical Perspective
Sarah Dempsey
3. Theorizing Difference from Transnational Feminisms
Gail Fairhurst, Marthe L. Church, Danielle E. Hagan, and Joseph T. Levi
4. Leadership Discourses of Difference: Executive Coaching and the Alpha Male Syndrome
II. Teaching Difference and Organizing
Brenda J. Allen
5. Critical Communication Pedagogy as a Framework for Teaching Difference and Organizing
Erika Kirby
6. But Society is Beyond ___ism” (?): Teaching how Differences are “Organized” via Institutional Privilege <-->Oppression
Jennifer Mease
7. Teaching Difference as Institutional and Making it Personal: Moving Among Personal, Interpersonal, and Institutional Constructions of Difference
Shiv Ganesh
8. Difference and cultural identities in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Pedagogical, theoretical and pragmatic implications of the Josie Bullock case
III. Applying Difference to Organizational Change
John McLellan, Stephen Williams, and Stanley Deetz
9. Different Ways of Talking about Intervention Goals
Patricia S. Parker, Elisa Oceguera, and Joaquín Sánchez, Jr.
10. Intersecting Differences: Organizing [Ourselves] for Social Justice Research with People in Vulnerable Communities
Patrice M. Buzzanell, Rebecca L. Dohrman, and Suzy D'Enbeau
11. Problematizing Political Economy Differences and their Respective Work-Life Policy Constructions
Lynn M. Harter and William K. Rawlins
12. The Worlding of Possibilities in a Collaborative Art Studio: Organizing Embodied Differences with Aesthetic and Dialogic Sensibilities

Dennis K. Mumby

Dennis K. Mumby is the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Communication at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.  His research focuses on the communicative dynamics of organizational control and resistance under neoliberalism.  He is a Fellow of the International Communication Association, and a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar. He has authored or edited 7 books and over 60 articles in the area of critical organization studies, and his work has appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Management Communication Quarterly, Organization Studies, Organization, and... More About Author

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