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The Language of Organization

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© 2002 | 370 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The importance of communication for organizations has been an ongoing concern since management was first theorized. Yet language has tended to be viewed as simply a medium of communication - without language per se being theoretically problematized. This book enables a more critical exploration of the major theoretical positions on language and organization, explaining why language warrants a more central and considered place in organization studies.

Language and Organization explains how various perspectives on the relationship between language and organization can be represented and explored. Concerned with issues such as power, knowledge and organizational discourse, this book will provide essential new links for a proper conceptualisation and understanding of organizations.

Robert Westwood and Stephen Linstead
Language/Organization
Introduction  
 
PART ONE: LANGUAGE, ORGANIZATION AND ACTION
David S Richards
Talking Sense
Ethnomethodology, Postmodern and Practical Action  
Ian Lennie
Language That Organizes
Plans and Lists  
Simon Lilley
The Language of Strategy
 
PART TWO: METAPHORS OF ORGANIZATION
Dan K[um]arreman
The Scripted Organization
Dramaturgy from Burke to Baudrillard  
Tojo Joseph Thatchenkery
Mining for Meaning
Reading Organizations using Hermeneutic Philosophy  
David M Boje, Rossana C Alvarez and Bruce Schooling
Reclaiming Story in Organization
Narratologies and Action Sciences  
 
PART THREE: LANGUAGE, KNOWLEDGE AND POWER
Graham Sewell
The Prison-House of Language
The Penitential Discourse of Organizational Power  
Rolland Munro
After Knowledge
The Language of Information  
Stephen Linstead
Rhetoric and Organizational Control
A Framework for Analysis  
 
PART FOUR: ORGANIZING SILENCE
Robert Westwood
Appropriating the Other in the Discourses of Comparative Management
Joanna Brewis
Telling It Like It Is?
Gender, Language and Organizational Theory  
 
PART FIVE: WRITING, THEORY AND BEYOND
Robert Chia and Ian King
The Language of Organization Theory
Stephen Linstead and Robert Westwood
Meaning beyond Language
Monstrous Openings  

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Robert Westwood

Stephen Andrew Linstead

My background includes undergraduate and Masters degrees in English Literature from the universities of Keele and Leeds , and a further Masters in Organization Development and PhD from what is now Sheffield Hallam University . More recently I was awarded a D.LItt from Durham University . I have held Chairs in Wollongong (NSW), Sunderland . Essex and Durham before moving to York . I also spent 2 years as a Visting Scholar at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. More About Author

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