Tamara Journal of Critical Organisation Inquiry

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 3/4, 2006

Antenarratives about Leadership and Gender in the U.S. Coast Guard
ABSTRACTThe following are antenarratives related by female U.S. Coast Guard cadets (now officers in the Coast Guard) as part of a gender and leadership directed study taught by Dr. Matthew Eriksen. Also, there are antenarratives by Captain Robert Ayer...
Free Stories!
AbstractStories as sensemaking opportunities both support and are supported by interpersonal relationships. Deconstructing the traditional views of stories as necessarily constrained to a linear form with transparent and fixed beginning, middle, and...
Hyperion
ABSTRCTA critique of interactive fiction, argues that instead of providing a window onto the human condition hyperfiction merely provides a mirror of readers desires.On HYPERFICTION (1993)2Shortly before he stepped in front of a milk truck, the 'philosophe'...
Hyperion Commentary, Tamara Organizing: Reply to Krizanc
ABSTRACTThis is a reply to an essay that John Krizanc sent to me. Krizanc (1989) is also the author of the Tamara play. I have applied Tamara to organizing (Boje, 1995). Here I want to look at some of the consequences of interactive organizing that is...
Indexical Antenarratives as Invitational Rhetoric
AbstractThe traditional role of rhetoric is to convince. Invitational rhetoric, on the other hand, invites dialogue and stories for collective sensemaking. We suggest that because antenarratives are admittedly partial and heteroglossic, they may offer...
Intertextuality of Organization and Career in Constructing the "Reality" of Change
ABSTRACTThis study envisions that both organizations and careers can be perceived as texts and examines the intertextuality of organizations and careers as organizations and individuals construct and reconstruct change through narrative. The study, exploratory...
In the Wings: On the Possibility of Theatrical Space
AbstractThis text inquires in a poetic way the possibility of theatrical space by exploring the question "what space makes theatre possible?". The central argument is that threatre creates an intensive yet fragile space of possibility and the possible...
Making Sense of Social Responsibility: The French Discourse
ABSTRACTThis paper investigates the notion of corporate social responsibility. The focus is on analyzing, using different semantic tools, the perception that companies have of their social responsibility as well as the action plans that they initiate...
Management Stories We Tell and Patriarchy: The Mythological Connection
(UN)ABSTRACTIONABLEThis paper dreams forward the mythical patriarchal imagery of management stories. Eleusinian and alchemical memes return to guide an ironic Manichean Feminist deconstruction of patriarchal ego consciousness that forms the ossification...
Only the Shadow Knows: Increasing Organizational Polyphony with Liminal Story/telling
ABSTRACTWritten through the lens of the practitioner-scholar, this paper integrates first-hand experience with theory to explore the tension between positive scholarship and the Metamorphosis Model proposed by Boje (2005) in the context of the emerging...
Planting Seeds or Throwing Bombs
AbstractThis article is based on a chapter from "Thin Book on Organisational theatre" and discusses a variety of challenges and opportunities for bringing change to organisations through theatre, action research and consultancy. The suggestions span...
Rehearsal: The Bridge between Text and Context
ABSTRACTThe ideas in this paper were initially explored at the Organisational Theatre summit, coordinated by learning Lab., Denmark at Lisegaarden near Copenhagen in March 2005. Working in collaboration with a group of actors and theatre practitioners;...
Relationality and Phenomenological Organizational Studies
AbstractRobert Cooper has developed a discourse of organizing, centered on relationality. It is a discourse grounded in third generation phenomenology and pointing to fourth generation phenomenology. Phenomenology in its first (Husserl) and second (Merleau-Ponty)...
Sensemaking, Relatedness, and Theatre
Guest editorial 5.3Sensemaking is a reflexive exercise; therefore it risks reduction into tautologies and identities: thought = thought, a la Husserl as elaborated by Letiche. If we cannot detach ourselves from what we see, then how can we ever hope...
Storytelling among the Shadows
ABSTRACTEditorial for Vol 4 issue 4Increased globalization, accompanied by rapid changes in technology and population demographics, has led to uncertainty and instability as traditional boundaries have become increasingly porous or nonexistent. Reactionary...
Tamara Journal Interview with John Krizanc
ABSTRACTJohn Krizanc is the author of the Tamara Play, after which the journal is named. The interview explore the relationship between aesthetic and ethics, how the artist makes comprimises to get a project like Tamara to appeal to an audience more...
The Materiality of Sensemaking
AbstractTwo influential perspectives in organizational studies that focus on different aspects of enabling, constraining, and forming organizational action are the notion of sensemaking and the influence of material objects on organizational functioning....
Thomas Paine: Creating the New Story for a New Nation
ABSTRACTLarge-scale change at the institutional level is built on four major foundations: change theory, institutional theory, organizational culture and leadership, and contextual discourse and rhetorical persuasion. Thomas Paine's writings, a provocative...
When the Hero Gets the Blues - Lesson from Willie King
ABSTRACTThis article considers the storytelling metaphor of the quest to examine the challenges social entrepreneurs face when working in nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the human condition. Similar to the hero on a quest, a social entrepreneur...