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Representing Organization and Organizing Representation

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Text/Work by Stephen Linstead

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The concepts of social sciences, social action and organizations as texts, are no longer unfamiliar ones. The use of language in social analysis has made researchers acutely aware of the importance of language use, not only to contain and express experience but also to create second order accounts of these experiences. This way of using language to shape our knowledge and guide social action, it is urged, makes social action and organization a 'text'. Text/Work is an innovative exploration of our understanding of the textual nature of organizational life, and considers the consequences of textual nature for organization studies. How can organizations be profitably written into textual forms? This is a bold investigation into a challenging and exciting area of study.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415304733
ISBN-10: 0415304733
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Drawing on both analytical and continental traditions, this book looks at the contributions philosophy can make to understanding of what it means to organize. It considers 3 areas: representing organization, knowing organization, and the becoming of organization. It makes a case for the need for a fresh philosophy of management and organization.

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Author Biography - Stephen Linstead

Stephen Linstead is Professor of Organizational Analysis at the University of Durham.

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