Critically Constituting Organization
In the past, contingency and neo-Marxist theorists of culture reduced culture to an effect of something other than itself and, as they made culture metaphorical, they constituted its object of inquiry a somewhat impossible pretension. This book extends the debate considerably. It does so through considering the work of Foucault in the context of the analysis of culture. While Foucault has had a considerable impact on organization studies, up to the present no text has systematically addressed what happens to organization culture when it encounter a Foucauldian gaze. Read this book and you will find out.Stewart Clegg, UTS, Sydney
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academic According to Foucault actions agents Alvesson analysis argue aspects assumptions Barley Burrell Calás chapter concept constitutive of subjectivity construct context corporate culture critical critical management studies critical theory critique culture discourse discipline discourse theory discursive formations discursive practices domination effects emergence Enlightenment epistemological ethical showing ethos examine exercise of power formations of organizational Foucault 1980a Frankfurt School freedom function functionalist Geertz genealogy human human relations movement ibid individuals integrationist interpretation knowledge Kunda managerial meaning ment metaphor Meyer and Gash Michel Foucault modern modernist moral nominalist non-discursive practices normative notion object ontology organization studies organization theory organizational culture paradigm people’s perspective pointed position positive freedom postmodern postmodernist power relations power/knowledge practitioners Prado production Rajchman Ransom rational recognition constitutive Reed regimes of truth relationships representation resistance sense signifying practices Smircich social theory sociology specific intellectuals strategic structures of recognition theorists tion