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Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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Rok 2007 
Tom 6 
Numer 2

Three minutes of silence: Thinking in duration in organization studies

Steven Brown
Loughborough University Universiteit Voor Humanitiek

2007 6 (2) Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Abstrakt

In this paper I wish to make, or perhaps force a link between three very distinct sets of debates in organization studies. The first concerns the status of 'memory' in organizational terms, and how to best preserve shared knowledge, as defined by Walsh & Ungson (1991). The second deals with the repression and expression of emotion in organized settings, as exemplified in the classic work of Arlie Hochschild (2003). The third is a less well known methodological debate about the politics of 'giving voice' and 'remaining silent' (Morrison & Milliken, 2003). At first glance all three debates - concerning memory, emotion, voice - seem to share a common social psychological orientation. But exploring the character of this common thread is not primary what I want to set out to achieve. I wish instead to demonstrate that what is at stake in all three debates is how organization studies 'thinks with' and 'thinks against' its participants. I want to propose that what makes for the difference between these two strategies is taking seriously the temporal structuring of human action. To illustrate this claim I will work through an extended example - the use of public collective silence as a commemorative practice.

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APA style

Three minutes of silence: Thinking in duration in organization studies. (2007). Three minutes of silence: Thinking in duration in organization studies. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, 6(2), 159-175. (Original work published 2007)

MLA style

„Three Minutes Of Silence: Thinking In Duration In Organization Studies”. 2007. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, t. 6, nr 2, 2007, ss. 159-175.

Chicago style

„Three Minutes Of Silence: Thinking In Duration In Organization Studies”. Tamara: Journal For Critical Organization Inquiry, Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 6, nr 2 (2007): 159-175.