The Aesthetics of Organization

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Stephen Linstead, Heather Joy Höpfl
SAGE, Apr 19, 2000 - Business & Economics - 280 pages
Organizational aesthetics, both as a body of theory and a method of inquiry, is a rapidly expanding area of the organizational sciences. The Aesthetics of Organization accessibly draws key contributions delineating the emerging parameters of the field. It explains the significance of concepts devised by postmodern thinkers, through which emerge meaning and order in organizations.

Methodological problems associated with investigations of the aesthetic are also highlighted so the reader can identify and understand the importance of recent ideas on vision, perspective and periphery for learning in organizations. Through the contributions of leading international theorists, organizational aesthetics is defined in greater historical and theoretical depth, with a broad conceptual and practical range which academics will find invaluable.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Aesthetic Theory
13
2 The Art Management of Aesthetic Organizing
35
Aesthetic Processes
61
Collections and Recollections
93
Aesthetics and Modes of Analysis
111
The Aesthetics of the Mundane
130
Crafting an Aesthetic
154
8 AnAesthetics
180
Aesthetics Ethics and Identity
197
10 Resurfacing an Aesthetics of Existence as an Alternative to Business Ethics
212
Radical Aesthetics and Change
228
Cultural Resistance Popular Music and Collectivist Organization in Salvador Bahia in Brazil
246
Name Index
264
Subject Index
270
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My background includes undergraduate and Masters degrees in English Literature from the universities of Keele and Leeds , and a further Masters in Organization Development and PhD from what is now Sheffield Hallam University . More recently I was awarded a D.LItt from Durham University . I have held Chairs in Wollongong (NSW), Sunderland . Essex and Durham before moving to York . I also spent 2 years as a Visting Scholar at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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