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Organizing silence : a world of possibilities / Robin Patric Clair. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Clair, Robin Patric.
Publication:
Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, c1998.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 259 p. )
Series:
SUNY series in speech communication.
SUNY series in communication studies
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Subjects:
Silence.
Communication.
Sexual harassment.
Communication in organizations.
Resistance (Psychoanalysis).
Aesthetics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books
Summary:
Organizing Silence is a thought-provoking look at how silence is embedded in our language, society, and institutions. It provides an overview of the varied philosophical approaches to understanding the role of silence and communication. One particular view of silence/communication, as grounded in political and patriarchal frameworks, is given special attention. The author questions not only how dominant groups silence marginalized members of society, but also how marginalized groups privilege and abandon each other.
Contents:
The first word was silence
Silencing communication
Organizing silence
The use of framing devices to sequester organizational narratives: hegemony and harassment
The bureaucratization, commodification, and privatization of sexual harassment through insitutional discourse: a study of the "big ten" universities
Resistance and oppression as a self-contained opposite: an organizational communication analysis of one man's story of sexual harassment
When silence speaks: a discussion of self-contained opposites
Artful practices and the aesthetic perspective
From whispers to ...
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-240) and indexes.
ISBN:
0-7914-9917-0
0-585-08770-9