Post Structuralism And Post Modernism

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Hassrad and Cox (2013) sought to create a model that modernizes and adapts the Burrell and Morgan’s model to unpack the meta-theoretical assumptions of the paradigm not accounted for – post-structuralism, and more broadly, post modernism. This section will briefly discuss each of Burrell and Morgan’s original criteria in relation to the literature on third-order analysis to justify the use of this modification. Hassard and Cox see three main approaches to organizational theorizing, structural, anti-structural and post-structural. Hassard and Cox (2013) also make notable adaptations to the understanding of paradigms by rethinking them as less insulated and static and allow for significant ambiguity and contradiction. Finally, Hassard and Cox also modernize the existing paradigmatic structure by updating terminology for several concepts, namely, replacing nomothetic with deductive, idiographic with interpretive and anti-positivist with constructionist, in order to offer more accessible or contemporary terms. These dimensions remain intact in terms of their definition in the original Burrell and Morgan model. Structural and post-structural approaches to organizational theorizing can be understood as the subjective-objective dimension as discussed perviously. Hassard and Cox (2013) argue that for the “nature of social science,”, post-structural can be classified, paradigmatically, as: ontologically relativist, epistemologically relationist, and methodologically reflexive; it
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