Introduction to the symposium on the foundations of organizing: the contribution from Garfinkel, Goffman and Sacks
Samra-Fredericks, D. and Bargiela-Chiappini, Francesca. (2008) Introduction to the symposium on the foundations of organizing: the contribution from Garfinkel, Goffman and Sacks. Organization Studies, Vol.29 (No.5). pp. 653-675. ISSN 0170-8406Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840608088763
This paper outlines a case for bringing the work of three scholars — Garfinkel (ethnomethodology), Goffman (interaction order/dramaturgy), Sacks (conversation analysis) — into the management and/or organization studies field. It specifically attends to the ways their work adds to understandings of the foundations of organizing. Further, we argue for studies of naturally occurring interaction in ways forged by these scholars and substantiate this move through touching on a number of domains of study where a contribution would be forthcoming, indicated here through the conceptual terrain of practice, identity, power and process theorizing. It is an endeavour which also problematizes the interview `method'. Crucially too, as part of this discussion, we not only summarize elements from these three scholars' legacies for our field, but also introduce the four papers selected for this Symposium Issue. We highlight the ways they take up particular threads and offer empirical illustrations of fine-grained studies of the foundations of organizing.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Applied Linguistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Organization Studies|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||May 2008|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 653-675|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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