Organizational aesthetics, both as a body of theory and a method of inquiry, is a rapidly expanding area of the organizational sciences. The Aesthetics of Organization accessibly draws key contributions delineating the emerging parameters of the field. It explains the significance of concepts devised by postmodern thinkers, through which emerge meaning and order in organizations. Methodological problems associated with investigations of the aesthetic are also highlighted so the reader can identify and understand the importance of recent ideas on vision, perspective and periphery for learning in organizations. Through the contributions of leading international theorists, organizational aesthetics is defined in greater

Observer versus Audience

Observer versus Audience

Observer versus audience

Proximal Perceptions –1

This is a chapter about dancing and writing, about perception and the rendering of perception. The aesthetic is approached here as ontic, an exploration of being, through ethnography and as a phenomenological theme. Specifically, I have asked myself what sort of text can result from looking at the Nederlands Dans Theatre (NDT) in such a way? Because this is not a positivist text, other questions such as: ‘How did the NDT organize the researcher's vision – how did “they” determine what the “eye” saw?’ and ‘What did the authorial subject – “1”- make of the NDT and why?’ are important.

To begin with another question: why the choice of the NDT? To some degree the answer is to be found ...

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