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Decolonializing discourse: Critical reflections on organizational discourse analysis

Publiceringsår: 2011
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 1121-1146
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Human Relations
Volym: 64
Nummer: 9
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Sage publications

Sammanfattning

Organizational discourse has emerged as a large research field and references to discourse are numerous. As with all dominating approaches problematizations of assumptions are important. This article, partly a follow up of the authors' frequently cited 2000 Human Relations article, provides a critical and perhaps provocative overview of some of the more recent work and tendencies within the field. It is argued that discourse continues to be used in vague and all-embracing ways, where the constitutive effects of discourse are taken for granted rather than problematized and explored. The article identifies three particular problems prevalent in the current organizational discourse literature: reductionism, overpacking, and colonization and suggests three analytical strategies to overcome these problems: counter-balancing concepts - aiming to avoid seeing 'everything' as discourse - relativizing muscularity - being more open about discourse's constitutive effects - and disconnecting discourse and Discourse through much more disciplined use of discourse vocabulary.

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Nyckelord

  • Social Sciences
  • discourse
  • language
  • methodology
  • organizational culture
  • power
  • subjectivity

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  • ISSN: 0018-7267

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