Critically Constituting Organization

Andrew Chan | City University of Hong Kong
ISBN 9789027233028 (Eur) | EUR 55.00
ISBN 9781556199950 (USA) | USD 83.00
ISBN 9789027299796 | EUR 55.00 | USD 83.00
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In the past, contingency and neo-Marxist theorists of culture reduced culture to an effect of something other than itself and, as they made culture metaphorical, they constituted its object of inquiry — a somewhat impossible pretension. This book extends the debate considerably. It does so through considering the work of Foucault in the context of the analysis of culture. While Foucault has had a considerable impact on organization studies, up to the present no text has systematically addressed what happens to organization culture when it encounter a Foucauldian gaze. Read this book and you will find out.

Stewart Clegg, UTS, Sydney

[Advances in Organization Studies, 5] 2000.  xvi, 150 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Critically Constituting Organization has new and important things to say on organization theory and on Foucault both of which I find very interesting and persuasive, and as a book it contributes to the current debates.”
“This book evaluates the hottest topic in management studies of the last twenty years — organizational culture — by way of a perspective representative of the hottest social theoretician of recent times, Foucault.”
“Andrew Chan has written a probing and polished account of contemporary theorizing in organization studies. The work cuts across a wide range of so-called radical organizational theories and is as critical of critical theory as it is of the narrowing mainstream. I am most struck by the novelty of Chan’s arguments and his reassessment of the meaning of work, freedom and dignity in the deepening shadows of deindustrialization and globalization. Both analytic and evocative, Andrew Chan makes a valuable contribution to the increasingly intense and heated conversation on the uses (and abuses) of power of, in and around organizations.”
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Main BIC Subject

KJM: Management & management techniques

Main BISAC Subject

BUS085000: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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