Interpretive unpacking: moderately destabilizing identities and images in organization studies

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Abstract

The paper reviews some basic themes in postmodernism and argues for a moderate incorporation of these themes in organization studies and methodology. This approach, named interpretive unpacking, takes issues of multiple and fluid meanings, ambiguities and fragmentation seriously without the a priori privileging of these qualities over assumptions of stable meanings and coherence in social phenomena. The suggested position is illustrated in the fields of identity and image in organization studies through a critical reading of a key text. Assumptions around identities, identification, beliefs, perceptions and images are here problematized and seen as themes for critical exploration and careful interpretive inquiry rather than as robust starting points for the formulation of hypothesis for testing.

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Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Sociologi (exklusive socialt arbete, socialpsykologi och socialantropologi)
  • Filosofi
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
Undertitel på gästpublikationPost Modernism and Management
RedaktörerEdwin A. Locke
UtgivningsortCity of Bradford
FörlagEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Sidor3-27
Antal sidor25
Volym21
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-1-84950-573-4
ISBN (tryckt)978-0-76231-004-3
StatusPublished - 2003
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

Publikationsserier

NamnResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
Förlag Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Volym21
ISSN (tryckt)0733-558X