Organizational Politics of Place and Space: The Perpetual Liminoid Performance of Commercial Flight

@article{Murphy2002OrganizationalPO,
  title={Organizational Politics of Place and Space: The Perpetual Liminoid Performance of Commercial Flight},
  author={Alexandra G. Murphy},
  journal={Text and Performance Quarterly},
  year={2002},
  volume={22},
  pages={297 - 316}
}
Strapped in a narrow, metal tube catapulting across time zones and continents, air travelers find themselves suspended between other times and spaces in their lives. A number of social practices, however, transform the “nowhere” experience of air travel into one grounded in the familiar. Blending performance and organizational theories, this work explores the politics of air travel cultural performances. It focuses on the organizational strategies designed to reproduce norms of everyday life in… 
Flight attendant identity construction in inflight incident reports
This article explores the discursive construction of a professional flight attendant (FA) identity (Bucholtz and Hall 2004) in a corpus of reports written by FAs and voluntarily submitted to a US
A Tough Sell: Stigma as Souvenir in the Contested Performances of San Francisco's Homeless Street Sheet Vendors
The San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness’ newspaper, the Street Sheet, is one of the nation's longest-running homeless newspapers. The Coalition's unique “business model” has served as an example
Winyann and Affective Performance among Female Thai Flight Attendants
Building on Hochschild's concept of emotional work and Sarah Ahmed's theory of affective economy, this paper examines the ways in which female Thai flight attendants mobilise winyann—a Buddhist
Finding Our Way(s): A Theoretical Model of Performance Studies and Homeplace
Place, space, and homeplace have taken on increasing conceptual significance for performance studies practitioners. Despite a wealth of research, there are few theoretical models within the
Dancing on the līmen~~~Embodied and Creative Inter-Places as Thresholds of Be(com)ing: Phenomenological Perspectives on Liminality and Transitional Spaces in Organisation and Leadership
Based on the insights of advanced phenomenology, this paper inquires into spaces and places of transition and liminality in organisations and leader-/followership. After interpreting liminality
A Rhetoric of Ubiquity: Terminal Space as Omnitopia
This article develops the notion of omnitopia as an experience of place as the convergence of multiple spaces such that each individual locale appears as a manifestation of the whole. Aided by thick
Shacking Up: An Autoethnographic Tale of Cohabitation
This autoethnography describes the author’s experience of cohabitation with her partner of seven years, Sam, and his two children, Mary and Michael. In particular, the author focuses on her troubled
The Ambiguous Nature of a Management Guru Lecture
Each year, managers and employees spend billions of dollars retaining management consultants, buying business books, and attending seminars to regain certainty. Some of this quest occurs in the
‘Cabin pressure’: designing affective atmospheres in airline travel
This article considers the affective design and atmospheric manipulation of spaces of transportation before they are made available for use or consumption. Recent scholarship emphasises the
Hearing Ghosts and Speaking Spaces: A Conversation with Performance
“Hearing Ghosts and Speaking Spaces” is both an account of a performance, now almost two years past, and an attempt to give voice to performance space itself. In effect, our purpose is to excavate
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-9 OF 9 REFERENCES
Office folklore in the academic paperwork empire: The interstitial space of gendered (con)texts
“Office folklore,” the ubiquitous cartoons, parodies, and sayings photocopied, faxed, and displayed in millions of offices across the United States, is an expressive nexus of individual and
The flight attendant dilemma: an analysis of communication and sensemaking during in-flight emergencies
Building on past research, this article argues that organizational life can be usefully construed as a series of communicative performances that are embedded and enacted in everyday discursive
Hidden Transcripts of Flight Attendant Resistance
This work builds on past research through a critical discussion of individuals' resistant actions, that is, their ability to enact change within their social systems. Although employees may appear to
Reframing the Glass Ceiling as a Socially Constructed Process: Implications for Understanding and Change.
Traditional definitions of the glass ceiling perpetuate gender‐biased organizational practices and quick‐fix solutions. By creating an illusion of opportunity for women, they prevent critical
The political function of narrative in organizations
This article extends recent developments in critical‐interpretive approaches to organizations by examining the relationship between power, ideology, and organizational narrative. It is argued that
Resistance, identity, and empowerment: A postmodern feminist analysis of clients in a human service organization
This article presents the results of a postmodern feminist analysis of interview and observation data collected at a Women's Social Service Organization (WSSO)‐a social service organization designed
Cockpit-cabin communication: I. A tale of two cultures.
TLDR
The research indicates the basic problem is that these two crews represent two distinct and separate cultures and that this separation serves to inhibit satisfactory teamwork.
Performing public announcements: The case of flight attendants’ work discourse
Public announcements by flight attendants on nine flights of three U. S. airlines are submitted to a discourse analysis, using Norman Fairdougk's scheme of description, interpretation, and