Institutional Theatrics

Institutional Theatrics charts the ways theater artists have responded to these shifts and crises both on- and offstage, offering a method for rethinking the theater as a vital public institution.

Author: Brandon Woolf


ISBN: 9780810143562


Page: 280

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Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, political and economic agendas in the reunified German capital have worked to dismantle the state-subsidized stage. Institutional Theatrics charts the ways artists have reimagined the theater in response to these crises.

Slavery and the Post Black Imagination

I felt a need to turn away, albeit somewhat clumsily, from the institutional theatrics of black pride. It did not go over well. The joke resonates with me because it utilizes biting satire to call into question the often-farcical ...

Author: Bertram D. Ashe

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295746653

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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From Kara Walker’s hellscape antebellum silhouettes to Paul Beatty’s bizarre twist on slavery in The Sellout and from Colson Whitehead’s literal Underground Railroad to Jordan Peele’s body-snatching Get Out, this volume offers commentary on contemporary artistic works that present, like musical deep cuts, some challenging “alternate takes” on American slavery. These artists deliberately confront and negotiate the psychic and representational legacies of slavery to imagine possibilities and change. The essays in this volume explore the conceptions of freedom and blackness that undergird these narratives, critically examining how artists growing up in the post–Civil Rights era have nuanced slavery in a way that is distinctly different from the first wave of neo-slave narratives that emerged from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination positions post-blackness as a productive category of analysis that brings into sharp focus recent developments in black cultural productions across various media. These ten essays investigate how millennial black cultural productions trouble long-held notions of blackness by challenging limiting scripts. They interrogate political as well as formal interventions into established discourses to demonstrate how explorations of black identities frequently go hand in hand with the purposeful refiguring of slavery’s prevailing tropes, narratives, and images. A V Ethel Willis White Book

Politics and the Street in Democratic Athens

There was a too-close link between institutional procedure and extra-institutional theatrics, between the decree of Callixenus calling for an open vote by tribe and the stunt of the Apaturia mourners that took advantage of phratry-based ...

Author: Alex Gottesman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107041686

Category: History

Page: 262

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Examines 'informal' politics, like gossip and political theatrics, and how they related to more 'formal' politics of assembly and courts.

Speaking Up Speaking Out

... the institutional insignificance of non-tenured faculty, and at worst, a complete disrespect for their expertise. ... scholar was finally acknowledged by someone in power, such recognition was muted by institutional theatrics.

Author: Jessica Edwards

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1646420756

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Speaking Up, Speaking Out addresses the lived experiences of those working in the non-tenure-track faculty (NTTF) trenches through storytelling and reflection. By connecting NTTF voices from various aspects of writing studies, the collection offers fresh perspectives and meaningful contributions, imagining the possibilities for contingent faculty to be valued and honored in educational systems that often do the opposite. Challenging traditional ways of seeing NTTF, the work contains multiple entry points to NTT life: those with and without “terminal degrees,” those with PhDs, and those who have held or currently hold tenured positions. Each chapter suggests tangible ways that writing departments and supporters can be more thoughtful about their policies and practices as they work to create more equitable spaces for NTTF. Speaking Up, Speaking Out considers the rhetorical power of labeling and asserts why contingent faculty, for far too long, have been compared to and against TT faculty and often encouraged to reach the same or similar productivity with scholarship, teaching, and service that TT faculty produce. The myopic ideas about what is valued and whose position is deemed more important impacts contingent faculty in ways that, as contributors in this collection share, effect and affect faculty productivity, emotional health, and overall community involvement. Contributors: Norah Ashe-McNalley, Sarah Austin, Rachel Azima, Megan Boeshart Burelle, Peter Brooks, Denise Comer, Jessica Cory, Liz Gumm, Brendan Hawkins, Heather Jordan, Nathalie Joseph, Julie Karaus, Christopher Lee, John McHone, Angie McKinnon Carter, Dauvan Mulally, Seth Myers, Liliana M. Naydan, Linda Shelton, Erica Stone, Elizabeth Vincelette, Lacey Wootton

Elgar Introduction to Organizational Paradox Theory

When social realities change but the guides that inform action do not, increasingly absurd organizational theatrics may be performed. New guides highlight the practices of changing realities while old practices, informed by guides from ...

Author: Berti, Marco

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1839101148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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This insightful Elgar Introduction comprises the first effort to provide a succinct overview of the field of organizational paradox theory, exploring contradictions and tensions in organizational settings. By conceptually mapping the field, it offers guidance through the literature on paradox, making space for new interpretations and applications of the concept.

Generation A

I investigate Autism and employment, institutional theory, legitimacy, leadership, and organizational change. ... approach of organizational change that integrates organizational theories and dialogical storytelling theatrics that may ...

Author: Cristina M. Giannantonio

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1800712588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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Generation A: Research on Autism in the Workplace brings together scholars, practitioners, and educators to share their research on Autism in the workplace with a particular emphasis on Generation A.

Humour Work and Organization

Her primaryinterestis narrative approaches to organizational studies, including organizational theatrics, pedagogy, ethics and academic integrity. She received the Champion of Integrity award in 2005 from Duke University's Center for ...

Author: Robert Westwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136010947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Accessible and amusing in style, Humour, Work and Organization explores the critical, subversive and ambivalent character of humour, work and comedy as it relates to organizations and organized work. It examines the various individual, organizational, social and cultural means through which humour is represented, deployed, developed, used and understood. Considering the relationship between humour and organization in a nuanced and radical way and this book takes the view that humour and comedy are pervasive and highly meaningful aspects of human experience. The richness and complexity of this relationship is examined across three related domains. They are: how humour is constructed, enacted and responded to in organizational settings how organizations and work are represented comedically in various types of popular culture media how humour is used in organizations where there is a more explicit relationship between the comedic and work. An exciting and controversial text, Humour, Work and Organization will appeal to students of all levels as well as anyone interested the full complexities of human interactions in the workplace.

Storytelling and the Future of Organizations

Various scenarios eventually emerge and roles can be modified or redefined through a dynamic process of innovation and a teamwork approach akin to organizational theatrics, which leaves some space toimprovisation.

Author: David M. Boje

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113682376X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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Storytelling is part of social action and interaction that actually shapes the future of organizations. Organization and management studies have overwhelmingly focused to date on rational narrative structures with beginnings, middles, and ends, where narrative has proved to be a handy concept in qualitative studies. Far less attention is given however to the more spontaneous and ‘non-staged’ storytelling that occurs in organizations. Storytelling and the Future of Organizations explores the science and practice of ‘antenarrative’ because that is how the future of organization is shaped. Antenarrative is a term invented by David M. Boje in 2001, and is defined as a ‘bet on the future,’ as ‘before’ narrative linearity, coherence, and stability sets in. Antenarrative is all about ’prospective sensemaking,’ betting on the future before narrative retrospection fossilizes the past. Antenarrative storytelling is therefore agential in ways that traditional narratology has yet to come to grips with. This handbook contribution is bringing together a decade of scholarship on ‘antenarrative.’ It is the first volume to offer such a varied but systematic examination of non-traditional narrative inquiry in the management realm, organizing and developing its approach, and providing new insights for management students and scholars.

Changing the Way We Manage Change

In Chapter 15 , " Restorying and Postmodern Organization Theater : Consultation to the Storytelling Organization , " Grace Ann Rosile and David M. Boje describe the use of narrative and theatrics for organizational development .

Author: Ronald R. Sims

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567204612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

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This compelling guide to the new business environment explains how organizations can manage the problems and processes of change.

The Institutional ETF Toolbox

Source: Bloomberg This situation rattled the industry and sparked an investigation from regulators into what happened.5 This is one case where all the concern and theatrics in the press was totally earned. The TVIX situation was so ...

Author: Eric Balchunas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119094240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Get up to speed on the booming innovation surrounding institutional ETF usage. The Institutional ETF Toolbox is the institutional investor's guide to utilizing exchange-traded funds and taking full advantage of the innovative new products in their expanding repertoire. The ETF toolbox is expanding rapidly with nearly one new ETF launching every day this decade so far. As with any financial innovation, this phenomenon brings both opportunity and concerns, as well as a dire need for clarity and strong due diligence skills. This book is both reference and resource, providing data-driven explanations backed by real-world market examples—alongside valuable insight from leading practitioners. Coverage includes an examination of the advantages and growth of ETFs as well as current and future uses of ETFs, emerging markets, and the strategic and tactical perspectives you need to effectively use ETFs to optimal effect. The major concerns surrounding ETFs are addressed in full to give you the background you need to formulate a better ETF strategy. ETF allocations are expected to keep growing rapidly across all institutional types, and new and emerging products are becoming more and more liquid allowing easier expression of investment opinion. This book shows you how any investors can utilize these tools to strengthen your portfolio and safely expand into particularly appealing areas. Understand how the ETF ticks and the how to take advantage of all the myriad of advantages Learn how to perform effective due diligence using exposure, cost, liquidity, risk and structure Utilize ETFs for cash equitization, portfolio rebalancing, liquidity management, and more Learn how ETFs are expanding into equities, fixed income, emerging markets, and alternatives Learn how to avoid unwanted costs, liquidity issues and hidden complexities ETF usage is climbing with assets growing by about 25 percent per year, and those who use them expect to expand their usage quickly. The Institutional ETF Toolbox provides the actionable information institutions need to identify and adopt the most suitable approach.