Work, Postmodernism and Organization provides a wide-ranging and very accessible introduction to postmodern theory and its relevance for the cultural world of the work organization. The book provides a critical review of the debates that have shaped organization theory over the past decade, making clear the meaning and significance of postmodern ideas for contemporary organization theory and practice.
Work, Postmodernism and Organization will provide valuable material to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of organization theory, organizational behaviour, industrial sociology, and more general business, management and sociology courses.
Melissa received her first degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Birmingham and her PhD in Sociology from the University of Derby. This work focused on the recruitment, training and supervision of flight attendants and drew attention to the management of their `organisational bodies' as material signifiers of a corporate ethos.
Introduction PART ONE: POSTMODERN AND ORGANIZATION THEORY The Idea of the Postmodern Organizational Postmodernization Postmodern Organization Theory Overview PART TWO: POSTMODERN IDEAS AND ORGANIZATIONAL THEMS Organization, Postmodernism and the Cultural Turn Organization, Postmodernism and Emotion Organization, Postmodernism and Sexuality Overview PART THREE: WORK, POSTMODERNISM AND ORGANIZATION: A CRITICAL RELECTION Organization, Postmodernism and Inter-Subjectivity