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Title The aesthetics of organization / edited by Stephen Linstead and Heather Höpfl
Published London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2000


Description 1 online resource (xi, 275 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of illustrations -- Notes on contributors -- Introduction -- pt. 1. Aesthetic theory. 1. The aesthetic approach in organization studies / Antonio Strati ; 2. The art management of aesthetic organizing / Pierre Guillet de Monthoux -- pt. 2. Aesthetic processes. 3. Ashes and madness: the play of negativity and the poetics of organization / Stephen Linstead ; 4. The aesthetics of reticence: collections and recollections / Heather Höpfl -- pt. 3. Aesthetics and modes of analysis. 5. 'Cutting a show': grounded aesthetics and entertainments organizations / Brian Rusted ; 6. Routine pleasures: the aesthetics of the mundane / David Silverman -- pt. 4. Crafting an aesthetic. 7. Observer versus audience / Hugo Letiche ; 8. An-aesthetics / Pippa Carter and Norman Jackson -- pt. 5. Aesthetics, ethics and identity. 9. 'Sauviter in modo, fortiter in re': appearance, reality and the early Jesuits / Harro Höpfl ; 10. Resurfacing an aesthetics of existence as an alternative to business ethics / Stephen Cummings -- pt. 6. Radical aesthetics and change. 11. Cultivating an aesthetic of unfolding: jazz improvisation as a self-organizing system / Frank J. Barrett ; 12. The rhythm of the saints: cultural resistance, popular music and collectivist organization in Salvador, Bahia in Brazil / Stewart Clegg -- Name index -- Subject index
Summary "Organizational aesthetics, both as a body of theory and a method of inquiry, is a rapidly expanding area of the organizational sciences. Bringing together the social sciences and humanities, artistic critical analysis and anthropological fieldwork, it offers a way forward from the puzzles of postmodernism and is an essential topic for organizational theorists and students of organizational behaviour." "This book draws together in an accessible style key foundational 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." "The Aesthetics of Organization is a resource for students and researchers in organization and business studies."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Organization -- Philosophy
Organizational behavior.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Negotiating.
Organization -- Philosophy.
Organizational behavior.
Form Electronic book
Author Linstead, Stephen, 1952-
Höpfl, Heather.
LC no. 00710662
ISBN 9780857021953