Monday, October 15, 2007
In this chapter of the book , the authors discuss theories of organizational communication and give us insightful perspectives on the limitations of such theories. Theories can be seen as partial, partisan and problematic. What I found most interesting in this section had to deal withthe partisanship of theories and stories. I thought the example in the book about U.S. history books and their accounts of the nineteenth-century expansion across America and how it could have been interpreted and told differently from an American Indians point of view quite intersting. HOwever, as the book states, most "history of organizational communication typically emphasizes the interpretations of dominant white males in Western culture" (63). This statement creates skepticism as to the truth and accuracy of what has become known as American and World history. Since no on view can truly and accurately interpret the views and interests of all peoples, it seems that much of history could have been left out.