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

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

By: Dennis K. Mumby (editor)Hardback

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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.

About Author

Dennis K. Mumby (Ph.D., M.A., Southern Illinois University; BA, Sheffield Hallam University) is Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Fellow of UNC's Institute for the Arts and Humanities. His research focuses on the relationships among discourse, power, gender, and organizing. A Fellow of the International Communication Association and a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar, he has published six books and over 50 articles in the area of critical organization studies, and his work has appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Monographs, Discourse & Society, and Human Relations. He is past chair of the Organizational Communication Division of NCA, a six-time winner of the division's annual research award, and a recipient of the division's Fredric M. Jablin Award for contributions to the field of organizational communication.


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

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  • ISBN13: 9781412970075
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781412970075
  • ISBN10: 1412970075

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