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Table of Contents
Section 1: Organizations: Criticism and Culture 1. Power, Discourse, and the Workplace: Reclaiming the Critical Tradition Stanley Deetz and Dennis K. Mumby Commentaries: Discourse, Ideology, and Organizational Control Beth Haslett Absence as Workplace Control: A Critical Inquiry Cynthia Stohl and Patty Sotirin 2. A Theatre of Motives and the "Meaningful Orders of Persons and Things" H. L. Goodhall, Jr. Commentaries: Rhetoric and the Display of Organizational Ethnographies Charles Conrad A View from Within: An insider’s Reflection on the Effect of Relocation Sandra Sanford 3. Managing Organizational Culture: Dreams and Possibilities Sonja A. Sackmann Commentaries: Trade-Offs in Managing Organizational Culture Connie J.G. Gersick More Thought Provoking Than a New Paradigm Larry E. Greiner 4. Defining Stories in Organizations: Characteristics and Functions Mary Helen Brown Commentaries Stories as Repositories of Organizational Intelligence: Implications for Organizational Development Gary L. Kreps Symbolic Emancipation in the Organization: A Case of Shifting Power Jill J. McMillan Section 2: Interpersonal Conversations, Arguments, Embarrassments, and Negotiations 5. Orienting to the Phenomenon Wayne A. Beach Commentaries: Describing Speech Phenomena Robert Hopper Communication Phenomena as Solutions to Interactional Problems Jenny Mandelbaum 6. Perspectives on Group Argument: A Critical Review of Persuasive Arguments Theory and an Alternative Structurational View Renee A. Meyers and David R. Seibold Commentaries: Group Argument, Social Pressure, and the Making of Group Decisions Franklin J. Boster Exploiting the Predictive Potential of Structuration Theory Dennis S. Gournan 7. Remedial Processes in Embarrassing Predicaments William R. Cupach and Sandra Metts Commentaries: Coping with Embarrassment and Chronic Blushing Robert J. Edelmann The Use of a Communication Boundary Perspective to Contextualize Embarrassment Research Sandra Petronio 8. Interaction Goals in Negotiation Steven R. Wilson and Linda L. Putnam Commentaries: The Structure of Interaction Goals Pamela J. Benoit Interaction Goals in Negotiation: A Critique William A. Donohue Section 3. Mediated Communication: Information, Industry, and Consumption 9. The Trade Winds Change: Japan’s Shift from an Information Importer to an Information Exporter, 1965-1985 Youichi Ito Commentaries: The Competitive Theory of International Communication Majid Tehranian News Media: Frontiers in International Relations Jaswant S. Yadava 10. Media Industries, Media Consequences: Rethinking Mass Communication Joseph Turow Commentaries: Organizational Communication, Media Industires, and Mass Communication Charles R. Bantz Research from Start to Finish Sandra Barman and Akiba A. Cohen 11. Textual Status, the Stigmatized Self, and Media Consumption Virginia H. Fry, Alison Alexander and Donald L. Fry Commentaries: Finding New Models for Mass Communication Research: Notes on Surviving Ferment in the Field Dennis K. Davis Toward an Integration of Diverse Communication Contexts Stuart J. Sigman