Reading Management and Organization in Film available in Paperback
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- Macmillan Education UK
The advent of film has meant that we are able to capture in great detail - and often inadvertently - the enduring aspects of our working lives. Reading Management and Organisation in Film provides a new framework for understanding organizational theory and its development in a vital new way.
About the Author
EMMA BELL is a Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies in the School of Management at the University of Bath.
Table of Contents
List of Film Plates .- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- 1. Reading film: studying management.- 2. The organization of film.- 3. The invisible enemy.- 4. Organization man.- 5. Deconstructing the worker.- 6. Representing the other.- 7. The search for meaning.- 8. Spectres of organization.- Bibliography.- Filmography.- Subject Index.
What People are Saying About This
It is traditional to say of a superbly written and insightful book like this that it is 'unputdownable'. But Emma Bell's book presses the reader, time and again, to put down the book and look at the films she writes so engagingly about, before picking up the book again for further invaluable insights into both management and the films themselves.' - Tony Watson, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
'This is an important project, bringing together themes and ideas and arguments around representations of work, management, and organizations in film. Much of the current commentary in this area is fragmented and scattered. This coherent and comprehensive treatment brings much of that work together in one volume, and also develops a fresh contribution to the field, going well beyond the limited (but widely applied) classroom use of film for entertainment and illustration. Focusing on different modes of reading film, on different forms of representation and of interpretation, and on critical, historical, and feminist analyses of film narratives, this develops a fresh perspective on the way in which work, management, and organizations are portrayed; readers will never be able to watch movies purely for their entertainment value ever again after reading this work.' - David Buchanan, De Montfort University, UK.