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Overview

Organizational aesthetics, both as a body of theory and a method of inquiry, is a rapidly expanding area of the organizational sciences. The Aesthetics of Organization accessibly draws key contributions delineating the emerging parameters of the field. It explains the significance of concepts devised by postmodern thinkers, through which emerge meaning and order in organizations.

Methodological problems associated with investigations of the aesthetic are also highlighted so the reader can identify and understand the importance of recent ideas on vision, perspective and periphery for learning in organizations. Through the contributions of leading international theorists, organizational aesthetics is defined in greater

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761953234
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

PART ONE: AESTHETIC THEORY
The Aesthetic Approach in Organization Studies - Antonio Strati
The Art Management of Aesthetic Organizing - Pierre Guillet de Monthoux
PART TWO: AESTHETIC PROCESSES
Ashes and Madness - Stephen Linstead
The Play of Negativity and the Poetics of Organization
The Aesthetics of Reticence - Heather H[um]opfl
Collections and Recollections
PART THREE: AESTHETICS AND MODES OF ANALYSIS
'Cutting a Show' - Brian Rusted
Grounded Aesthetics and Entertainment Organizations
Routine Pleasures - David Silverman
The Aesthetics of the Mundane
PART FOUR: CRAFTING AN AESTHETIC
Observer Versus Audience - Hugo Letiche
An-Aesthetics - Pippa Carter and Norman Jackson
PART FIVE: AESTHETICS, ETHICS AND IDENTITY
'Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re' - Harro H[um]opfl
Appearance, Reality and the Early Jesuits
Resurfacing an Aesthetics of Existence as an Alternative to Business Ethics - Stephen Cummings
PART SIX: RADICAL AESTHETICS AND CHANGE
Cultivating an Aesthetic of Unfolding - Frank J Barrett
Jazz Improvisation of a Self-organizing System
The Rhythm of the Saints - Stewart Clegg
Cultural Resistance, Popular Music and Collectivist Organization in Salvador, Bahia in Brazil

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