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The Anthropology of Organizations - Susan Wright

The Anthropology of Organizations

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Published: 25th August 1994
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The 1980s and 1990s have been a time of change for organizations, with a preoccupation for changing `organizational culture', a concept attributed to anthropology. These changes have been accompanied by questions about different styles of organizing. In both public and private sector organizations and in the first and third worlds, there is now a concern to understand how organizational change can be achieved, how indigenous practices can be incorporated to maximum effect, and how opportunities can be improved for disadvantaged groups, particularly women.
The Anthropology of Organizations questions `organizational culture' as a tool of management and presents and analyses the latest anthropological work on the management of organizations and their development, demonstrating the use of recent theory and examining the practical problems which anthropology can help to solve.

1. Culture in anthropology and organizational studies / Susan Wright -- 2. Indigenous management and the management of indigenous knowledge / David Marsden -- 3. 'Owning' without owners, managing with few managers: lessons from Third World irrigators / Donald Curtis -- 4. Institution building: examining the fit between bureaucracies and indigenous systems / Trish Nicholson -- 5. Play of power: women, men and equality initiatives in a trade union / Cynthia Cockburn -- 6. Office affairs / Rosemary Pringle -- 7. The gendered terrains of paternalism / Deborah Kerfoot and David Knights -- 8. Culture, gender and organizational change in British welfare benefits services / Sandra Cullen -- 9. Community care as de-institutionalization? Continuity and change in the transition from hospital to community-based care / Christine McCourt Perring -- 10. Disempowerment and marginalization of clients in divorce court cases / Jean Collins.

ISBN: 9780203413272
ISBN-10: 020341327X
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 25th August 1994