Bringing together prominent scholars in the field of organizational communication to examine the relationship between difference and organizing, this book explores the concept in a comprehensive and systematic way. Part I explores numerous ways in which difference can be critically examined as a communicative phenomenon; Part II addresses how best to teach difference, including pragmatic recommendations for explaining the topic and making it relevant to students’ lives; and Part III broadly examines difference as a central construct in applied organizational communication research. Ultimately, the book serves to carve out a new agenda for studies of difference and organization, and it challenges instructors and students alike to think about and explore difference in a more complex and productive manner.

Difference and Cultural Identities in Aotearoa New Zealand: Pedagogical, Theoretical, and Pragmatic Implications of the Josie Bullock Case

Difference and cultural identities in Aotearoa New Zealand: Pedagogical, theoretical, and pragmatic implications of the josie bullock case

My objective is to situate pedagogical issues in organizing difference with reference to contemporary cultural and political tensions in Aotearoa New Zealand. Broadly speaking, I aspire to demonstrate the intricacies of strategizing or theorizing pedagogy on difference, and more specifically, I hope to engage the reader with a series of issues surrounding difference with which I have engaged in the five years that I have taught in this country. To achieve this, I draw upon a range of theories to explore a teaching exemplar and narrate both my personal and ...

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