Discourse, Interpretation, Organization by Loizos Heracleous

By Loizos Heracleous

"This much-needed systematic 2006 exploration of the rising box of organizational discourse addresses scholarly views and empirical purposes of the thoughts. The interpretive, practical, serious, and structurational views are tested intimately. concerns mentioned comprise the optimistic capability of discourse; admired interpretive techniques; the position of discourse, specifically metaphor, in fostering definite organizational results; a serious view addressing the ability and political dimensions of discourse; and the twin features of discourse as either communicative activities and deep buildings, interrelated in the course of the modality of interpretive schemes. program chapters illustrate how discourse conception will be hired in box study, supporting the analyst in gaining a deeper knowing of the social context and of the results of discourse on that context. specifically, a view of discourse as positioned symbolic motion, and a structurational view of discourse are illustrated empirically, utilizing examples from a big IT association and a world consulting firm."

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1 portrays the main conceptual orientations and potential analytical directions suggested by the five approaches discussed. Hermeneutics4 The roots of the word hermeneutics lie in the Greek term hermeneuein to interpret. The earliest usage of the term referred to principles of 4 For a more extensive discussion of hermeneutics see Heracleous (2007b). Interpretive Approaches to Organizational Discourse 39 biblical interpretation, but this was subsequently broadened to refer to general rules of philological exegesis.

This section will therefore give just a brief outline. 16 Discourse seen as Language-based communication, used instrumentally by social and managerial actors to achieve their ends Communicative action exhibiting structural properties, and constructive of social and organizational realities Power–knowledge relations–linguistically communicated, historically located and embedded in social practices. Subjects Approach Functional Interpretive Critical Subjects’ identity and rationality constituted by effects of elite discourses and other ‘‘technologies of power’’.

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