Culture, Communication, and Cooperation: Interpersonal Relations and Pronominal Address in a Mexican Organization

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - Political Science - 161 pages
Culture, Communication, and Cooperation treats a broad topic_communication and effectiveness in organizations_in a very concrete way. Patricia Covarrubias presents an engaging and original ethnographic study of approximately 550 workers in a Mexican industrial organization in Veracruz. She studies the complex interpersonal networks formed and destroyed by language subtleties, specifically terms of personal address (to and usted), and draws larger conclusions about language, culture, and social interaction in businesses and organizations_and also about beliefs and values that are central to Mexican culture. While the book specifically targets students and scholars of organizational communication, those with an interest in Mexican language and culture will also want to read Culture, Communication, and Cooperation_now available in paperback.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Pronominal Address as Interpersonal Resource in the Mexican Organization
21
Transcontextual Relational Alignments Tú and Usted at Work
31
Provisional Realignments Tú and Usted at Work
63
Codes in Contraposition Respeto and Confianza
87
Organizational Cooperation and Cultured Relationships Pronouns at Work
109
Conclusion Answering the So What Question
131
Bibliography
145
Index
155
About the Author
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Patricia Covarrubias is assistant professor of communication and journalism at the University of New Mexico.

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