Organization-Representation: Work and Organizations in Popular Culture (Paperback)
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Organization-Representation: Work and Organizations in Popular Culture (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 10/02/1998
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The representation of organizations and working life in the popular media signifies, but also helps shape, contemporary practice and institutions. Organization-Representation unravels the complex social relationship between organization and its representation, offering new insights into the interaction between the popular images we create and receive, and the power relations that govern society, working life and culture.

Representations in Hollywood movies, ethnographic and documentary films, children's literature and the popular and `quality' press replicate the power structures they supposedly describe and consequently help shape contemporary realities. This volume offers rich insights into the relations between culture, power and work. It goes beyond such purely ontological questions to show convincingly that a critical analysis of the relationship between popular culture and the nature of organizational life enhances our understanding of both.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780761953920
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 492 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`This is a unique, fascinating and valuable treatment of material and issues which have been ignored in 'mainstream' organisation studies. Read this and you will never again watch an episode of Casualty, The Bill or Silent Witness without boring your companion with critical commentary on the portrayal of hierarchy, sex role stereotyping, power relations, the role of authority figures and dysfunctional rules' - Human Resource Management Journal

`This worthwhile collection gathers together a series of essays dealing with the representation of social organizations in the popular media...The quality of analysis in all the contributions to this volume is consistently high, and the material covered is extensive. The book will prove useful on media/cultural studies courses as well as those concentrating on the sociology of organizations' - European Journal of Communication

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