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Communicating and Organizing in Context

The Theory of Structurational Interaction, 1st Edition

By Beth Bonniwell Haslett


432 pages

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Communicating and Organizing in Context integrates Giddens’ structuration theory with Goffman’s interaction order and develops a new theoretical base—the theory of structurational interaction—for the analysis of communicating and organizing. Both theorists emphasize tacit knowledge, social routines, context, social practices, materiality, frames, agency, and view communication as constitutive of social life and of organizing. Thus their integration in structurational interaction provides a coherent, communication-centric approach to analyzing communicating, organizing and their interrelationships.

This book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars as an orientation to the field of organizational communication and as an integration of organizing and communicating. It will also be useful for practitioners as a tool for understanding how conceptual frames limit possibilities and constitute the nature of organizing and members' participation in organizations.

Table of Contents

Section I Framing Communicating and Organizing A Frame System for Communicating A Frame System for Organizing Connecting Communicating and Organizing Section II Giddens’ Structuration Theory Giddens: Context, Agency and Interaction Applying Giddens in Communicating and Organizing Section III Erving Goffman’s Interaction Order Goffman’s Framing of Interaction Goffman and Larger Social Institutions Section IV Toward a Theory of Structurational Interaction Applying Structurational Interaction

About the Author

Beth Bonniwell Haslett (Ph.D, University of Minnesota) is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware. Her research and teaching interests span both organizational and interpersonal communication, and focus on issues of face, cross cultural communication and the social impact of information and communication technologies. Dr. Haslett has written three books (Communication: Strategic Action in Context; The Organizational Woman, with F.L. Geis and M. R. Carter, and Children Communicating, with W. Samter) and has published more than 30 articles and book chapters

About the Series

Routledge Communication Series

The Routledge Communication Series covers the breadth of the communication discipline, from interpersonal communication to public relations, offering textbooks, handbooks, and scholarly reference materials.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies