Leadership Discourse at Work
Interactions of Humour, Gender and Workplace Culture
By (author) Stephanie Schnurr
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Leadership Discourse at Work by Stephanie Schnurr
Book DescriptionEmploying a discourse analytical approach this book focuses on the under-researched strategy of humour to illustrate how discursive performances of leadership are influenced by gender and workplace culture. Far from being a superfluous strategy that distracts from business, humour performs a myriad of important functions in the workplace context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230201804
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The books in this series take an 'practice-to-theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations.
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Author Biography - Stephanie Schnurr
STEPHANIE SCHNURR is Assistant Professor at the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. Her main research interest is the sociolinguistic and discursive performance of leadership and gender at work, and in particular the multiple functions and strategic uses of humour in workplace discourse.
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