Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research: Multiple Perspectives is a book unlike any in the field. Each chapter is written by a prominent scholar who presents a theoretical perspective and discusses how he or she “engages” with it, personally examining what it means to study organizations. Rejecting the traditional model of a “reader,“ this volume demonstrates the intimate connections among theory, research, and personal experience. Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research is an indispensable resource for anyone wishing to be familiar with current trends in the field of organizational communication.
Chapter 4: Theorizing about Rhetoric and Organizations: Classical, Interpretive, and Critical Aspects
Theorizing about Rhetoric and Organizations: Classical, Interpretive, and Critical Aspects
As I write, the future of Iraq is still being debated. For example, what sort of regime or government will replace that of Saddam Hussein and the Baath Party? How will that new government establish and maintain legitimacy? What will be the scope of United Nations administration within this context? How will some version of democracy be constructed or imposed? What corporations will have influence over the newly managed economy? How will “reconstruction” proceed? When will it end? These are by no means all the important questions about the wake of the conflict. The questions posed here are as much organizational as they are ...