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DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE THEORIES IN THE 10TH EDITION

 

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Annotated list of scholars and terms, from the Instructors Manual and margin notes in the text


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Chapter 19—Cultural Approach to Organizations

  • Clifford Geertz
    • Princeton University anthropologist who pioneered the ethnographic study of culture. 
  • Culture
    • Webs of significance; systems of shared meaning.
  • Cultural performance
    • Actions by which members constitute and reveal their culture to themselves and others; an ensemble of texts.
  • Ethnography
    • Mapping out social discourse; discovering who people within a culture think they are, what they think they are doing, and to what end they think they are doing it.
  • Thick description
    • A record of the intertwined layers of common meaning that underlie what a particular        people say and do.
  • Metaphor
    • Clarifies what is unknown or confusing by equating it with an image that’s more familiar or vivid.
  • Corporate stories
    • Tales that carry management ideology and reinforce company policy.
  • Personal stories
    • Tales told by employees that put them in a favorable light.
  • Collegial stories
    • Positive or negative anecdotes about others in the organization; descriptions of how things really work.
  • Ritual
    • Texts that articulate multiple aspects of cultural life, often marking rites of passage or life transitions.
  • Michael Pacanowsky
    • A communication researcher, formerly at University of Colorado and now a consultant at W. L. Gore & Associates, who has applied Geertz's methodology to organizational communication.
  • Linda Smircich
    • A University of Massachusetts management professor who draws on parallels to anthropological ethnography to raise ethical qualms about communication consulting.

You can access the Key Names for a particular chapter in several ways:

  • Switch to View by Theory, then select the desired theory/chapter from the drop-down list at the top of the page. Look in the list of available resources.
  • To quickly find a theory by chapter number, use the Table of Contents and link from there. It will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.
  • You can also use the Theory List, which will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.

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in this short
video overview
(3:01).

Theory Key Names
10th Edition
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View by Theory

Annotated list of scholars and terms, from the Instructors Manual and margin notes in the text


List mode: Normal (click on theory name to show detail) | Show All details | Clear details

Chapter 19—Cultural Approach to Organizations

  • Clifford Geertz
    • Princeton University anthropologist who pioneered the ethnographic study of culture. 
  • Culture
    • Webs of significance; systems of shared meaning.
  • Cultural performance
    • Actions by which members constitute and reveal their culture to themselves and others; an ensemble of texts.
  • Ethnography
    • Mapping out social discourse; discovering who people within a culture think they are, what they think they are doing, and to what end they think they are doing it.
  • Thick description
    • A record of the intertwined layers of common meaning that underlie what a particular        people say and do.
  • Metaphor
    • Clarifies what is unknown or confusing by equating it with an image that’s more familiar or vivid.
  • Corporate stories
    • Tales that carry management ideology and reinforce company policy.
  • Personal stories
    • Tales told by employees that put them in a favorable light.
  • Collegial stories
    • Positive or negative anecdotes about others in the organization; descriptions of how things really work.
  • Ritual
    • Texts that articulate multiple aspects of cultural life, often marking rites of passage or life transitions.
  • Michael Pacanowsky
    • A communication researcher, formerly at University of Colorado and now a consultant at W. L. Gore & Associates, who has applied Geertz's methodology to organizational communication.
  • Linda Smircich
    • A University of Massachusetts management professor who draws on parallels to anthropological ethnography to raise ethical qualms about communication consulting.

You can access the Key Names for a particular chapter in several ways:

  • Switch to View by Theory, then select the desired theory/chapter from the drop-down list at the top of the page. Look in the list of available resources.
  • To quickly find a theory by chapter number, use the Table of Contents and link from there. It will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.
  • You can also use the Theory List, which will take you directly to the theory with available options highlighted.

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Resources available to all users:

  • Theory Overview—abstract of each chapter
  • Self-Help Quizzes—for student preparation
  • Chapter Outlines
  • Key Names—important names and terms in each chapter
  • Conversation Videos—interviews with theorists
  • Application Logs—student application of theories
  • Essay Questions—for student prepatation
  • Suggested Movie Clips—tie-in movie scenese to theories
  • Links—web resources related to each chapter
  • Primary Sources—for each theory with full chapter coverage
  • Further Resources—bibliographic and other suggestions
  • Changes—for each theory, since the previous edition
  • Theory Archive—PDF copies from the last edition in which a theory appeared

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  • Discussion Suggestions
  • Exercises & Activities
  • PowerPoint® presentations you can use
  • Short Answer Quizzes—suggested questions and answers
  • Compare Texts—comparison of theories covered in A First Look and ten other textbooks

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