Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity

Author(s): Janet Holmes

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This is the first book in the field of workplace discourse to examine the relationships among leadership, ethnicity, and language use. Taking a social constructionist approach to the ways in which leadership is enacted through discourse, Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity problematizes the concept of ethnicity and demonstrates the importance of context-particularly the community of practice-in determining what counts as relevant in the analysis of ethnicity. The authors analyse everyday workplace interactions supplemented by interview data to examine the ways in which workplace leaders use language to achieve their transactional and relational goals in contrasting "ethnicized" contexts, two of which are Maori and two European/Pakeha. Their analysis pays special attention to the roles of ethnic values, beliefs and orientations in talk


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Acknowledgements; Tables and Figures; 1. Leadership, Discourse and Ethnicity; 2. Collecting the Data; 3. Constructing Leadership Through Language; 4. Business Meetings; 5. Relational Talk at Work; 6. Co-leadership; 7. Maori Leadership at Work; 8. Learning from Intercultural Research; Transcription Conventions; Glossary; References

General Fields

  • : 9780199730742
  • : Oxford University Press Inc
  • : Oxford University Press Inc
  • : January 2012
  • : 235mm X 156mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2012
  • : books

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  • : 306.44
  • : 216
  • : Janet Holmes
  • : Paperback