The Language of Leadership Narratives: A Social Practice Perspective 1st Edition
This volume is key reading for scholars and students of linguistics, communication studies, and business studies, and for those working in business and intercultural communication in the workplace.
This engaging book offers a refreshingly different social practice approach to the analysis of leadership narratives. Drawing on sources ranging from online celebrity interviews to workplace interactions and research interviews, the strengths of the consistently interdisciplinary approach are evident in the stimulating contribution the book makes to current theory in many areas. The illuminating analyses draw on a wide variety of approaches including CA, CDA and positioning theory. This book will prove invaluable to students of discourse analysis, humour, and media studies, as well as to leadership and narrative scholars of course.
Janet Holmes, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
With this delightful book, the authors have achieved exactly what they set out to do: bridge a critical gap between leadership researchers interested in discursive approaches to leadership and linguists, who are interested in studying leadership. This no ordinary bridge, however. The authors have created an elegantly designed, skilfully constructed link that will be a genuine pleasure to cross from whichever side you travel. I look forward to observing the impact that this book will have on richer understandings of leadership.
Brad Jackson, Griffith University, Australia
Covering an impressive range of perspectives and aspects with considerable analytical depth, this volume constitutes a significant and strong contribution to the currently emerging understanding of leadership as something constructed, established and accomplished in social interaction.
Magnus Larsson, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
About the Author
Stephanie Schnurr is an associate professor at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She is the author of Leadership Discourse at Work (2009), Exploring Professional Communication (2013), and Language and Culture at Work (with Olga Zayts, 2017).
Dorien Van De Mieroop is an associate professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. She has published more than 30 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, authored a book with Jonathan Clifton (Master Narratives, Identities, and the Stories of Former Slaves, 2016), and edited a volume with Stephanie Schnurr (Identity Struggles, 2017).
- Publisher : Routledge; 1st edition (December 2, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 212 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1138486779
- ISBN-13 : 978-1138486775
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 0.48 x 9.21 inches