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Communicative Practices in Workplaces and the Professions

Cultural Perspectives on the Regulation of Discourse and Organizations, 1st Edition

Edited by Mark Zachry, Charlotte Thralls

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296 pages

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Bringing together prominent scholars from a variety of disciplines, "Communicative Practices in Workplaces and the Professions: Cultural Perspectives on the Regulation of Discourse and Organizations" offers readers an engaging set of essays on the complicated relationship between discourse and the many institutions within which people act. Each author brings a unique theoretical perspective to conceptualizing how discourse is regulated and how it regulates when human activity is organized for such purposes as work or belonging to a profession. Together, the contributors to this collection offer a provocatively complex picture of what regulation means and the means of regulation.

Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding Regulative Processes, Practices, and Effects

Chapter 1

Using Texts to Manage Continuity and Change in an Activity System Dorothy Winsor

Chapter 2

Regularized Practices: Genres, Improvisation, and Identity Formation in Health-Care Professions Catherine F. Schryer, Lorelei Lingard, and Marlee Spafford

Chapter 3

Who Killed Rex? Tracing a Message Through Three Kinds of Networks Clay Spinuzzi

Chapter 4

The PowerPoint Presentation and Its Corollaries: How Genres Shape Communicative Action in Organizations JoAnne Yates and Wanda Orlikowski

Chapter 5

Reason and Rationalization: Modes of Argumentation among Health-Care Professionals Martin Ruef

Chapter 6

Writing and Relationship in Academic Culture Kenneth J. Gergen

Part II: Regulation and the Possibilities of Action: Agency, Empowerment, and Power

Chapter 7

Shifting Agency: Agency, Kairos, and the Possibilities of Social Action Carl G. Herndl and Adela C. Licona

Chapter 8

Rhetoric of Empowerment: Genre, Activity, and the Distribution of Capital David Clark

Chapter 9

Power as Interactional Accomplishment: An Ethnomethodological Perspective on the Regulation of Communicative Practice in Organizations Barbara Schneider

Part III: Critical Research Perspectives

Chapter 10

Discourse and Regulation: Critical Text Analysis in Workplace Studies Brenton Faber

Chapter 11

The Antenarrative Turn in Narrative Studies David M. Boje

Chapter 12

Hearing Discourse Robert P. Gephart, Jr.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health