The Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies: Contemporary Currents

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL THEORY AND ORGANIZATION STUDIES: CONTEMPORARY CURRENTS,
Edited by Paul S. Adler, Paul du Gay, Glenn Morgan, and Mike Reed

This Handbook is the successor to a 2010 collection entitled The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical foundations (information on that volume is appended). The Introduction to that collection was titled: “A social science which forgets its founders is lost”. Whereas that volume aimed to renew awareness of the rich heritage bequeathed organization studies by pre-1950 sociology, this second, companion volume aims to strengthen ties between organization studies and contemporary sociological work. This volume appears at a time when there are increasing institutional barriers to such cooperation, potentially generating a myopia that constricts new developments. Aiming to counteract that myopia, this volume offers scholars authoritative accounts of theorists and research themes in sociology and social theory which have impacted on organization studies in the recent period. The focus is on European and North American scholarship.

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Table of Contents:

1. Introduction: Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies, Continuing Entanglements — Paul Adler, Paul du Gay, Glenn Morgan, and Mike Reed

PART I: EUROPEAN INFLUENCES: FRENCH AND GERMAN SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL THEORY
2.  Michel Foucault and the Administering of Lives — Andrea Mennicken and Peter Miller
3. Bourdieu and Organizational Theory: A Ghostly Apparition? — Barbara Townley
4. The Making of a Paradigm: Exploring the Potential of the Economy of Convention and Pragmatic Sociology of Critique — Alan Scott and Pier Paolo Pasqualoni
5. Bruno Latour: An Accidental Organization Theorist — Barbara Czarniawska
6.  A Theory of ‘Agencing’: On Michel Callon’s Contribution to Organizational Knowledge and Practice — Franck Cochoy
7.  Niklas Luhmann as Organization Theorist — David Seidl and Hannah Mormann
8. Jürgen Habermas and Organization Studies: Contributions and Future Prospects — Andreas Rasche and Andreas Georg Scherer
9.  Bhaskar and Critical Realism — Steve Fleetwood
10. The Comparative Analysis of Capitalism and the Study of Organizations — Glenn Morgan and Peer Hull Kristensen

PART II: ANGLO-AMERICAN INFLUENCES: AMERICAN AND BRITISH SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL THEORY
11. C. Wright Mills and the Theorists of Power — Edward Barratt
12. Organizational Analysis: Goffman and Dramaturgy — Peter K. Manning
13. Garfinkel and Ethnomethodology — Nick Llewellyn
14. Rational Choice Theory and the Analysis of Organizations — Peter Abell
15. Clifford Geertz and the Interpretation of Organizations — Mitchel Y. Abolafia, Jennifer E. Dodge, and Stephen K. Jackson
16. Risk, Social Theories, and Organizations — Michael Power
17. Arlie Russell Hochschild: Spacious Sociologies of Emotion — Stephen Smith
18. Discourse and Communication — Timothy R. Kuhn and Linda L. Putnam
19. The Second Time Farce: Business School Ethicists and the Emergence of Bastard Rawlsianism — Richard Marens
20. Hayek and Organization Studies — Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. Klein
21. Social Movement Theory and Organization Studies — Klaus Weber and Brayden King
22. What’s New in the ‘New, New Economic Sociology’ and Should Organization Studies Care? — Liz McFall and José Ossandón
23. Critical Theory and Organization Studies — Edward Granter
24. British Industrial Sociology and Organization Studies: A Distinctive Contribution — Stephen Ackroyd
25. Anthony Giddens and Structuration Theory — Alistair Mutch
26. Engendering the Organizational: Feminist Theorizing and Organization Studies — Marta B. Calás and Linda Smircich
27. Organization Studies and the Subjects of Imperialism — Raza Mir and Ali Mir
28. Space and Organization Studies — Gibson Burrell and Karen Dale

PART III: ORGANIZING SOCIAL WORLDS: SOCIOLOGY, ORGANIZATION STUDIES, AND THE ‘SOCIAL’
29. Organization Studies, Sociology, and the Quest for a Public Organization Theory — André Spicer
30. What Makes Organization? Organizational Theory as a ‘Practical Science’ — Paul du Gay and Signe Vikkelsø

The prior volume, available in hardback, paperback and ebooks format, was:

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF SOCIOLOGY AND ORGANIZATION STUDIES: CLASSICAL FOUNDATIONS,
edited by Paul S. Adler

PART I THE ROLE OF THE CLASSICS
1. Introduction: A Social Science which Forgets its Founders is Lost– Paul S. Adler
2. The Value of the Classics — Patricia H. Thornton

PART II EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES
3. Tocqueville as a Pioneer in Organization Theory — Richard Swedberg
4. Marx and Organization Studies Today — Paul S. Adler
5. It’s Not Just for Communists Any More: Marxian Political Economy and Organizational Theory — Richard Marens
6. Sintering the Iron Cage: Translation, Domination, and Rationality — Stewart Clegg and Michael Lounsbury
7. Max Weber and the Ethics of Office — Paul du Gay
8. On Organizations and Oligarchies: Michels in the Twenty-First Century — Pamela S. Tolbert and Shon R. Hiatt
9. How Durkheim’s Theory of Meaning-Making Influenced Organizational Sociology — Frank Dobbin
10. A Durkheimian Approach to Globalization — Paul Hirsch, Peer C. Fiss, and Amanda Hoel-Green
11. Gabriel Tarde and Organization Theory — Barbara Czarniawska
12. Georg Simmel: The Individual and the Organization — Alan Scott
13. Types and Positions: The Significance of Georg Simmel’s  Structural Theories for Organizational Behavior — Rosabeth Moss  Kanter and Rakesh Khurana
14. Schumpeter and the Organization of Entrepreneurship — Markus C. Becker and Thorbjorn Knudsen
15. Norbert Elias’s Impact on Organization Studies —  Ad Van Iterson

PART III AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
16. Thorstein Veblen and the Organization of the Capitalist Economy  — Gary G. Hamilton and Misha Petrovic
17. The Sociology of Race: The Contributions ofW. E. B. Du Bois — Stella M. Nkomo
18. Organizations and the Chicago School — Andrew Abbott
19. After James on Identity — Arne Carlsen
20. Reading Dewey: Some Implications for the Study of Routine — Michael D. Cohen
21. Mary Parker Follett and Pragmatist Organization — Christopher  Ansell
22. Peopling Organizations: The Promise of Classic Symbolic Interactionism for an Inhabited Institutionalism — Tim Hallett, David Shulman, and Gary Alan Fine
23. John R. Commons: Back to the Future of Organization Studies — Andrew H. Van de Ven and Arik Lifschitz
24. The Problem of the Corporation: Liberalism and the Large Organization — Elisabeth S. Clemens
25. Bureaucratic Theory and Intellectual Renewal in Contemporary Organization Studies– Mike Reed
26. The Columbia School and the Study of Bureaucracies:Why Organizations Have Lives of their Own — Heather A. Haveman
27. Parsons as an Organization Theorist — Charles Heckscher

PART IV AFTERWORD
28. Sociological Classics and the Canon in the Study of Organizations — Gerald F. Davis and Mayer N. Zald

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