ORGANIZING RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS: CONTRIBUTION OF THE POLITICAL DISCOURSE THEORY

RAE: Revista de Administração de Empresas. 2014;54(2):141-153

 

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Journal Title: RAE: Revista de Administração de Empresas

ISSN: 0034-7590 (Print); 2178-938X (Online)

Publisher: Fundação Getulio Vargas

Society/Institution: Fundação Getulio Vargas

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Commerce: Business

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Portuguese, Spanish; Castilian, English

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AUTHORS

Eloise Helena Livramento Dellagnelo (Professora do Departamento de Ciências da Administração, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC – Brasil)
Steffen Böhm (Professor and Director of the Essex Sustainability Institute, University of Essex, Colchester - United Kingdom)
Patricia Maria Emerenciano de Mendonça (Professora da Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades, Universidade de São Paulo, SP – Brasil)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 32 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The main purpose of this paper is to explore the possibility of articulating Political Discourse Theory (PDT) together with Organizational Studies (OS), while using the opportunity to introduce PDT to those OS scholars who have not yet come across it. The bulk of this paper introduces the main concepts of PDT, discussing how they have been applied to concrete, empirical studies of resistance movements. In recent years, PDT has been increasingly appropriated by OS scholars to problematize and analyze resistances and other forms of social antagonisms within organizational settings, taking the relational and contingent aspects of struggles into consideration. While the paper supports the idea of a joint articulation of PDT and OS, it raises a number of critical questions of how PDT concepts have been empirically used to explain the organization of resistance movements. The paper sets out a research agenda for how both PDT and OS can together contribute to our understanding of new, emerging organizational forms of resistance movements.