Communication & Language at Work <p><em>Communication and Language at Work</em> is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on communicative and discursive practices relating to organizations. With a view to disciplines, the journal invites contributions navigating sociological and philosophical considerations of communication, knowledge, agency, and organization.</p> The Editorial Board en-US Communication & Language at Work 2245-5744 <p>The journal is published under a Creative Commons license <em>Attribution Non-commercial No derivatives (cc by-nc-sa)</em> <a href=""><span style="color: #1f497d;"></span></a>. CLaW allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions. Copyright remains with authors without restrictions.</p> Communication as constitutive of work practices Klarissa Lueg Peter Kastberg ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-09-09 2018-09-09 5 1 1 3 10.7146/claw.v5i1.108095 ‘Philosophizing with’ <p>In this essay, I shall present key points from my dr.phil thesis (Higher Doctorate/Habilitation), Epistemological concerns – querying the learning field from a philosophical point of view (Dohn, 2017).1 The aim is to provide an overview of the thesis and to present its main argument for a form of applied philosophy where philosophy takes on the role of dialogue partner with a voice of its own. By way of illustration, I shall highlight some of the issues I have engaged with in this role as well as the answers which dialogue with other disciplines has led me to as regards these issues. First, I present the field, aim, and structure of the thesis. Second, I explicate what I mean by ‘philosophizing with’ and point out four different ways in which one can undertake this venture. Philosophy may dialogue with many disciplines in many areas; the ones I have engaged with fall within the learning field. To further the comprehensibility of my more specific concerns within this field, in the third section I articulate the philosophical outset from which I speak: With inspiration from Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Wittgenstein and Dreyfus, I hold a view of human existence as being-in-the-world and an approach to knowledge as fundamentally involving tacit aspects. This outset is developed throughout the thesis, in dialogue with other disciplines. In section four, I briefly present the resulting philosophical view of knowledge. In section five, I articulate more specifically a number of the issues within the learning field which have helped me develop this view. Section six conversely summarizes some key points which my philosophizing with on these issues have led me to contribute to the disciplines. I end with a few concluding remarks on concerns to engage with in continuation from the results of my thesis.</p> Nina Bonderup Dohn ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-09-09 2018-09-09 5 1 3 17 10.7146/claw.v5i1.108096 Understanding Organizational Narrative-Counter-narratives Dynamics: <p>There is a rich tradition of studying narratives in the fields of communication and language at work. Our purpose is to review two approaches to narrative-counter-narrative dynamics. The first is ‘storytelling organization theory’ (SOT), which interplays western retrospective-narrative ways of knowing with more indigenous ways of knowing called ‘living stories’, ‘pre-narrative’ and ‘pre-story’, and the prospective-‘antenarrative’ practices. The second is the communication as constitutive of organization (CCO) approach to narrative-counter-narrative. Both SOT and CCO deconstruct dominant narratives about communication and language at work. Both theories revisit, challenge, and to some extent cultivate counter-narratives. SOT seeks to go beyond and beneath the narrative-counter-narrative ‘dialectic’ in an antenarrative approach. CCO pursues counter-narratives as a useful tool to make tensions within and between organizations and society, salient as they may contest or negotiate dominant narratives, which hinder the organization from benefitting from less powerful counter-narratives.</p> David Boje Marianne Wolff Lundholt ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-02 2018-10-02 5 1 18 29 10.7146/claw.v5i1.109656