ISBN-10:
141296315X
ISBN-13:
9781412963152
Pub. Date:
08/02/2012
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Organizational Communication: A Critical Approach / Edition 1

Organizational Communication: A Critical Approach / Edition 1

by Dennis K. Mumby

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Organizational Communication: A Critical Approach / Edition 1

Organizational Communication: A Critical Approach is the first textbook in the field that is written from a critical perspective while providing a comprehensive survey of theory and research in organizational communication. The text familiarizes students with the field of organizational communication—historically, conceptually, and practically—and challenges them to reconsider their common sense understandings of work and organizations, preparing them for participation in 21st century organizational settings. Linking theory with practice, Mumby skillfully explores the significant role played by organizations and corporations in constructing our identities. The book thus provides important ways for students to critically reflect on their own relationships to work, consumption, and organizations.

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ISBN-13: 9781412963152
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/02/2012
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 259,611
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dennis K. Mumby is the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Communication at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. His research focuses on the communicative dynamics of organizational control and resistance under neoliberalism. He is a Fellow of the International Communication Association, and a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar. He has authored or edited 7 books and over 60 articles in the area of critical organization studies, and his work has appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Management Communication Quarterly, Organization Studies, Organization, and Human Relations. He is past chair of the Organizational Communication Division of NCA, and an 8-time winner of the division’s annual research award. He has served as chair of the Organizational Communication Division of the International Communication Association, and is a recipient of the division’s Fredric M. Jablin Award for contributions to the field of organizational communication.

Table of Contents

PART I. DEVELOPING A CRITICAL APPROACH TO ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
1. Introducing Organizational Communication
2. The Critical Approach
PART II. THEORIES OF ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND THE MODERN ORGANIZATION
3. Scientific Management, Bureaucracy, and the Emergence of the Modern Organization
4. The Human Relations School
5. Organizations as Communication Systems
6. Communication, Culture, and Organizing
PART III. CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND THE NEW WORKPLACE
7. Power and Resistance at Work
8. The Postmodern Workplace: Teams, Emotions, and No-Collar Work
9. Communicating Gender at Work
10. Communicating Difference at Work
11. Leadership Communication in the New Workplace
12. Branding and Consumption
13. Organizational Communication, Globalization, and Democracy
14. Communication, Meaningful Work, and Personal Identity

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