CS 134 - Chapter 6 Notes

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Page 1 of 4 CS 134 Organizational Communication Chapter 6 Critical Persepective Frames of Reference Unitary frame of reference Pluralist frame of reference Radical frame of reference Critical Approaches Adopt radical frame of reference Organizations – sites of domination Theory can emancipate individuals from dominating organizations Theorist as activist Roots found in work of Marx Believed critique would reveal fundamental truths about human social condition Influence has been widespread Frankfort School of Critical Theory Critical Approaches Critical theorists tend to agree on Certain societal structures and processes lead to imbalances of power Imbalances of power lead to alienation and oppression Role of theorist is to explore and uncover imbalances and bring them to attention of oppressed A critical perspective… Critical theory has roots in the Frankfort School. The Frankfort School is two fold: 1. Knowledge in society is not objective. 2. It is the role of the theorist to involve him or herself in the inner workings of society. A critical perspective… Critical theorists view an organization as a site of domination bureaucratic procedures centralized decision making hierarchical control Ideology and Hegemony
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course COMM ST 134 taught by Professor Wright-dixon during the Winter '12 term at UCLA.

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