Chapter 6 - Kelsey Porter COMM 2600 February 8 2009 Chapter...

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Kelsey Porter COMM 2600 February 8, 2009 Chapter 6: Critical Approaches to Organizations and Communication  Critical Organizational Theory  – reveals the hidden but pervasive/persistent power that organizations  have over individuals, and questions the assumed superiority of market capitalism and its  attendant/assistant organizational structures, norms, and practices  Critical Theory Historical and Cultural Background  The Rise of Critical Theorizing in the United States  The Centrality of Power Power and Ideology  Ideology  – a system of ideas that serve as the basis of a political or economic theory. In conversation,  ideology refers to our basic, often unexamined, assumptions about how things are or ought to be The Hidden Power of Culture: Myths, Stories, and Metaphors  The Hidden Power of Legitimation: Manufactured Consent and Concertive Control  Discourse and Discipline The Hidden Power of Knowledge: Surveillance, the Panopticon, and Disciplinary Power  The Technological Panopticon  Recent Trends in Critical Organizational Communication Scholarship: Organizing Healthy Organizations  Resistance: Challenging Organizational Power and Control The Role of the Critical Researcher
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1. Give examples of two types of social power you have encountered in your own life. Did 
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2009 for the course COMM 2600 taught by Professor Sanea during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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