Reframing Organizational Culture

Author: Peter J. Frost,Larry F. Moore,Meryl Reis Louis,Craig C. Lundberg,Joanne Martin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803936515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 8148


With this follow-up to Organizational Culture (Sage 1985), the editors continue their study of the interaction between investigation and the subject of inquiry. The editors have included a variety of frames as tools that allow readers to examine any empirical piece on organizational culture on its own merits - as good research - while at the same time, permit viewing it from other perspectives as well. Combined with a unique emphasis on process, this volume also includes reflections from the editors, pointing out their values, biases, beliefs, perceptions and experiences in research, and lending a human dimension to the research process.


Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life Readings

Author: David M. Newman,Jodi O'Brien

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412961505

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

View: 1608


This carefully edited companion anthology provides provocative, eye-opening examples of the practice of sociology in a well-edited, well-designed, and affordable format. It includes short articles, chapters, and excerpts that examine common everyday experiences, important social issues, or distinct historical events that illustrate the relationship between the individual and society. The new edition will provide more detail regarding the theory and/or history related to each issue presented. The revision will also include more coverage of global issues and world religions.

The Mouse that Roared

Disney and the End of Innocence

Author: Henry A. Giroux,Grace Pollock

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442201446

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 6041


How are children—and their parents—affected by the world's most influential corporation? Henry A. Giroux explores the surprisingly diverse ways in which Disney, while hiding behind a cloak of innocence and entertainment, strives to dominate global media and shape the desires, needs, and futures of today's children.

Why Smile?: The Science Behind Facial Expressions

Author: Marianne LaFrance

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082598

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 6537


“A charming, thoughtful book, one that makes a powerful case for smiles as ‘social acts with consequences.’ ”—Boston Sunday Globe When someone smiles, the effects are often positive: a glum mood lifts; an apology is accepted; a deal is struck; a flirtation begins. But change the circumstances or the cast of a smile, and the terms shift: a rival grins to get under your skin; a bully’s smirk unsettles his mark. Marianne LaFrance, called the world’s expert on smiles, investigates the familiar grin and finds that it is not quite as simple as it first appears. LaFrance shows how the smile says much more than we realize—or care to admit: not just cheerful expressions, smiles are social acts with serious consequences. Drawing on her research conducted at Yale University and Boston College as well as the latest studies in psychology, medicine, anthropology, biology, and computer science, LaFrance explores the compelling science behind the smile. Who shows more fake smiles, popular kids or unpopular kids? Is it good or bad when a bereaved person smiles? These are some of the questions answered in this groundbreaking and insightful work. To read it is to learn just how much the smile influences our lives and our relationships.

The Cultural Study of Work

Author: Douglas A. Harper,Helene M. Lawson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780742519183

Category: Social Science

Page: 481

View: 6857


"From Rashomon (1950) to Ran (1985), Kurosawa set new boundaries for world cinema. His career spanned on of Japan's most dramatic centuries and produced a string of masterpieces ... In the first major documentary to be made since his death in 1998, Kurosawa's family and colleagues are joined by critics from Japan and America to produce a comprehensive assessment of his achievements ... [and includes] extensive clips from Kurosawa's films; interviews with James Coburn, Clint Eastwood, Teruyo Nogami, Machiko Kyo, Isuzu Yamada, Tatsuya Nakadai, director Kno Ichikawa, critic Tadao Sato and Kurosawa historian, Donal Ritchie"--Case-slip.

The Skills That Matter

Author: Chris Warhurst,Ewart Keep,Irena Grugulis

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137138963

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1905


The Skills That Matter is an edited collection written by leading academics from the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia in the area of skills acquisition, formation and development. It combines academic evidence and policy debates with a critical analysis, making it an asset to students of HRM, industrial relations, sociology of work and business and management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as being a useful resource to researchers and policy makers working in the field of skill formation.

The Smile of a Ragpicker

The Life of Satoko Kitahara - Convert and Servant of the Slums of Tokyo

Author: Paul Glynn

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586178814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

View: 5883


Following his acclaimed work, A Song for Nagasaki, in which Fr. Paul Glynn told the powerful story of Dr. Nagai, a Christian convert of remarkable courage and compassion who ministered to victims of the atomic bomb attack on his city, The Smile of a Ragpicker brings us the heroic story of Satoko Kitahara, a young, beautiful woman of wealth who gave up her riches and comfort to be among the ragpickers in the Tokyo slums. Motivated by her newfound faith in Christ, she plunged into the life of the poor, regardless of the consequences. As Satoko helped the poor with their material and spiritual needs, she also helped them to recover their self-respect and dignity. SatokoÕs story demonstrates how one personÕs life can affect so many others. Every day Satoko encountered Christ in some new and challenging way, calling the Church back to identification with the poor. Like Dr. Nagai, she expressed her faith through the sensitivity and beauty of her own Japanese culture. Satoko died a young woman, in dire poverty. Yet her death, mourned by many thousands, reflected her triumphant life of deep Christian faith and charity. This is a powerful story of reconciliation and healing, between people of different social, economic and religious backgrounds, inspired by a frail young woman of luminous faith. Illustrated with photos.Ê

Authority and Autonomy

Paradoxes in Modern Knowledge Work

Author: Susanne Ekman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

View: 8088


Offers a detailed and entertaining analysis of the daily interactions between managers and employees in creative knowledge intensive organizations. Based on vivid examples, the book shows how both managers and employees entertain contradictory understandings of their mutual commitment.