Tamara : Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 4, 2001

Contesting the Spiritual Space: Patriarchy, Nureaucracy, and the Gendering of Women's Religious Orders
Contesting the Spiritual Space: Patriarchy, Nureaucracy, and the tendering of Women's Religious Orders[1] ABSTRACT This paper focuses on (Catholic) women's religious orders and relates the legacy of their evolution, and the external forces which shaped...
"I Dream a World": Re-Imagining Change
"I Dream a World": Re-imagining Change[1] ABSTRACT In this paper, I argue that perspectives on change would benefit from a consideration of literature by and about black women that is little known within organization studies. My goal is to introduce...
Satisfying Ambiguity
The unfolding story of 'satisfying ambiguity' is somewhat postmodern. Though it has a beginning and a middle, its ending is indeterminate. Furthermore, we already know this story about a future grounded in the present, in the same way that the audience...
The Discursive Construction of Older Worker Identity: A Reflection on Process and Methods
ABSTRACT This paper presents a reflection on the process of doing critical discourse research using examples from a current project on the discursive construction of older worker identity. While the study targeted an under-researched topic in the discourse...
The Nomadic Organization: The Postmodern Organization of Becoming
ABSTRACT From contingency theory, resource-dependency theory, evolutionary theory, and institutional theory, we learn that organizations respond to their external environment. In a postmodern, fluid, and continuously changing capitalism, there are few...
The Prison with Symbolic Walls: Complexity and Structuration in Havel's Power of the Powerless
A dear friend who, as I write, is in a Chinese prison once told me this tale: For want of something to do, a prisoner gleaned from the sweepings of the shop floor tiny bits of glittering wire, which he deposited in a bottle. Years passed. On the day...
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