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Title Dis/organization as communication : studying tensions, ambiguities and disordering / edited by Consuelo Vásquez and Timothy Kuhn
Published New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
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Series Routledge studies in communication, organization, and organizing
Routledge studies in communication, organization, and organizing
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Contents; Editors' Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I Communicational Explanations of Dis/Organization; 1 Constituting Order and Disorder: Embracing Tensions and Contradictions; 2 Communication as Dis/Organization: How to Analyze Tensions from a Relational Perspective; 3 The Queen Bee Outlives Her Own Children: A Luhmannian Perspective on Project-Based Organizations (PBOs); 4 Rethinking Order and Disorder: Accounting for Disequilibrium in Knotted Systems of Paradoxical Tensions
11 Extreme Context as Figures of Normalcy and Emergency: Reorganizing a Large-Scale Vaccine Campaign in the DR CongoList of Contributors; References; Index
5 Feeling Things, Making Waste: Hoarding and the Dis/Organization of Affect6 Communication Constitutes Capital: Branding and the Politics of Neoliberal Dis/Organization; PART II Methodological Toolbox for Studying Dis/Organization; 7 Dis/Ordering: The Use of Information and Communication Technologies by Human Rights Civil Society Organizations; 8 Disorganizing Through Texts: The Case of A.K. Rice's Account of Socio-technical Systems Theory; 9 The Paradox of Digital Civic Participation: A Disorganization Approach; 10 Organizing from Disorder: Internet Memes as Subversive Style
Summary This book accounts for the transformation of organizations in a post-bureaucratic era by bringing a communicational lens to the ontological discussion on organization/disorganization, offering a conceptual and methodological toolbox for studying dis/organization as communication. Increasingly, scholars acknowledge that communication is constitutive of organization; because meaning is always indeterminate, communication also (and simultaneously) generates disorganization. The book synthesizes the major theoretical trends and empirical studies in communication that engage with dis/organization. Drawing on dialectics, relational ontologies, critical theory, systems theory, and affect thinking, the first part of the book offers communicational explanations of how dis/organization unfolds. The second part of the book grounds this theoretical reflection, providing empirical studies that mobilize diverse methodological and analytical frameworks (e.g., ethnography, situational, interactional and genre analysis) for studying the practices of dis/organization. Overall, the book exposes organizations (and organizing processes) as significantly messier, irrational (or a-rational), and paradoxical than scholars of organization typically think. It also offers readers the conceptual and methodological tools to understand these complex processes as communication. This book will be essential reading for scholars in organizational communication or management and organization studies, together with senior undergraduate and graduate students studying organizational communication, organizational discourse, discourse analysis (including rhetoric, semiotics, pragmatism, narratology) and courses in management studies. It will also be richly rewarding for organizational consultants, managers and executives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Consuelo Vâasquez is an Associate Professor in the Dâepartement de Communication Sociale et Publique at the Universitâe du Quâebec aá Montrâeal, Canada. Her research interests include ethnography, project organizing, volunteering and the communicative constitution of organizations. Her work appears in such venues as Communication Theory, Human Relations and Qualitative Research in Organizational and Management. Timothy R. Kuhn is Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA. His research addresses the constitution of authority and agency in organizational action, with particular attention to how knowledge, identities, and conceptions of value emerge in sociomaterial, power-laden communication practices. His research has been published in Organization Studies, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Organization, Management Communication Quarterly, and Communication Monographs, among others
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Subject Communication
Organization
Form Electronic book
Author Kuhn, Timothy, editor
Vásquez, Consuelo, editor
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