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The dual voice of power: an ethnographic perspective on meetings

Ellen Van Praet UGent (2011) Acco Academic.
abstract
The Dual Voice of Power discloses the duality of the discourse around meetings, with a proclaimed ideology of shared power, shared knowledge, and equal opportunities masking an authority-based system promoting status differences and inequality. Relying on participant observation, audio recordings, and interviews the book uncovers the subtle political and ideological processes that underlie the event of a weekly gathering of Heads of Section at an embassy. The book juxtaposes participants’ assumptions and projections about the meeting's symbolic role in achieving democratic ideals (community participation, status equality) with evidence of a battle zone, an arena for status contests and participants maneuvering for position. It explores this contrast on multiple levels of discourse and interaction, using transcripts from interviews and interaction during the meetings.
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author
organization
year
type
book
publication status
published
subject
keyword
linguistic ethnography, power, organizational culture, ritual, meetings
series title
Acco Academic
editor
Liesbet Depauw UGent
pages
192 pages
publisher
Acco
place of publication
Leuven; Den Haag, Nederland
ISBN
9789033484674
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B1
additional info
The full text version is the pre-press second proof of the book.
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
VABB id
c:vabb:317635
VABB type
VABB-2
id
1174537
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1174537
date created
2011-02-28 11:01:47
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:55:14
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  abstract     = {The Dual Voice of Power discloses the duality of the discourse around meetings, with a proclaimed ideology of shared power, shared knowledge, and equal opportunities masking an authority-based system promoting status differences and inequality. 
Relying on participant observation, audio recordings, and interviews the book uncovers the subtle political and ideological processes that underlie the event of a weekly gathering of Heads of Section at an embassy. The book juxtaposes participants{\textquoteright} assumptions and projections about the meeting's symbolic role in achieving democratic ideals (community participation, status equality) with evidence of a battle zone, an arena for status contests and participants maneuvering for position. It explores this contrast on multiple levels of discourse and interaction, using transcripts from interviews and interaction during the meetings.},
  author       = {Van Praet, Ellen},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {192},
  publisher    = {Acco},
  series       = {Acco Academic},
  title        = {The dual voice of power: an ethnographic perspective on meetings},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Van Praet, Ellen. 2011. The Dual Voice of Power: An Ethnographic Perspective on Meetings. Ed. Liesbet Depauw. Acco Academic. Leuven; Den Haag, Nederland: Acco.
APA
Van Praet, E. (2011). The dual voice of power: an ethnographic perspective on meetings. (Liesbet Depauw, Ed.)Acco Academic. Leuven; Den Haag, Nederland: Acco.
Vancouver
1.
Van Praet E. The dual voice of power: an ethnographic perspective on meetings. Depauw L, editor. Acco Academic. Leuven; Den Haag, Nederland: Acco; 2011.
MLA
Van Praet, Ellen. The Dual Voice of Power: An Ethnographic Perspective on Meetings. Ed. Liesbet Depauw. Leuven; Den Haag, Nederland: Acco, 2011. Print.