1. Auflage 2006,
320 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 156 mm x 234 mm, Gewicht: 590 g
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Westwood / Rhodes Humour, Work and OrganizationAccessible and amusing in style, Humour, Work and Organization explores the critical, subversive and ambivalent character of humour, work and comedy as it relates to organizations and organized work. It examines the various individual, organizational, social and cultural means through which humour is represented, deployed, developed, used and understood.
Considering the relationship between humour and organization in a nuanced and radical way and this book takes the view that humour and comedy are pervasive and highly meaningful aspects of human experience.
The richness and complexity of this relationship is examined across three related domains. They are:
how humour is constructed, enacted and responded to in organizational settings
how organizations and work are represented comedically in various types of popular culture media
how humour is used in organizations where there is a more explicit relationship between the comedic and work.
An exciting and controversial text, Humour, Work and Organization will appeal to students of all levels as well as anyone interested the full complexities of human interactions in the workplace.
Weitere Infos & Material
Part 1: Theorizing Humour, Organization and Work
1. Introduction: Humour and the Study of Organizations (Robert Westwood & Carl Rhodes)
2. Humour as Practically Enacted Theory, or, Why Critics Should Tell More Jokes(Simon Critchley)
3.Humour and Violation (Heather Höpfl)
Part 2: Humour in Organizations
4. Theory as Joke (Robert Westwood)
5. The Little Book of Management Bollocks and the Culture of Organization (Martin Parker)
6.'Don't Get Me Wrong, it's fun here, but.' Ambivalence and Paradox in a 'fun' work environment (Sam Warren and Stephen Fineman)
7.Representing the Unrepresentable: Gender, humour and organization (Allanah Johnston, Dennis Mumby & Robert Westwood)
8. Humourin Workplace Meetings: Challenging hierarchies (Meredith Marra)
Part 3: Humourof Organization
9.Representing d'Other: The grotesque body and masculinity at work in The Simpsons (Carl Rhodes & Alison Pullen)
10. Heidegger's Unfunny and the Academic Text (Damian O'Doherty)
11. The Comedy of Ethics (Stephen Linstead)
Part 4: The Organization of Humour
12.Advertising: The organizational production of humour (Donncha Kavanagh & Don O'Sullivan)
13. Grotesque Humour Regeneration of McDonaldization and McDonaldland(David M. Boje, Yue Cal-Hillon, Grace-Ann Rosile & Esther R. Thomas)
14. The Staging of Humour (Robert Westwood)