Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity

Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity

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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 analyze 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 qethnicizedq 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.Notable differencesfrom the standard (PAkehA)norm arefound in the MAori team meetings, providing auseful warrantfor the ... Inboth cases our focusisthe role of leaders in meetings and theleadership privileges affordedto the meeting chair.

Title:Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity
Author:Janet Holmes, Meredith Marra, Bernadette Vine
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2011-11-07


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