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Work, Postmodernism and Organization: A Critical Introduction

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761959441
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Organization, Theory and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

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
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