Critical Representations of Work and Organization in Popular Culture

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Routledge, 2007年12月21日 - 256 頁

This book challenges traditional organizational theory, looking to representations of work and organizations within popular culture and the ways in which these institutions have also been conceptualized and critiqued there. Through a series of essays, Rhodes and Westwood examine popular culture as a compelling and critical arena in which the complex and contradictory relations that people have with the organizations in which they work are played out. By articulating the knowledge in popular culture with that in theory, they provide new avenues for understanding work organizations as the dominant institutions in contemporary society.

Rhodes and Westwood provide a critical review of how organizations are represented in various examples of contemporary popular culture. The book demonstrates how popular culture can be read as an embodiment of knowledge about organizations – often more compelling than those common to theory – and explores the critical potential of such knowledge and the way in which popular culture can reflect on the spirit of resistance, carnivalisation and rebellion.

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Organizations and popular culture
1
2 Management as popular culture
15
3 Articulating organization studies and popular culture
39
The retardations of the masculine in contemporary capitalistic organizations
53
Corporate power and the novum in Blade Runner
76
Representations of work gender and the politics of difference in British sitcoms
93
7 The reception of McDonalds in sociology and television animation
118
8 Bruce Springsteen management gurus and the trouble of the promised land
134
Authenticity resistance and punk rock
151
Bricolage in popular music and in organization practice
172
Notes
198
References
203
Index
230
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Carl Rhodes is Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. Robert Westwood is Reader at the University of Queensland Business School. Their book Humour, Work and Organization (2007) is also published by Routledge.

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