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[xmca] Francois Cooren

Anyone out there know much about Francois Cooren or the Montreal School of
Organizational Communication?

As for the former, Cooren's book Action and Agency in Dialogue asks:
"What if human interactants were not the only ones to be considered,
paraphrasing Austin (1962), as “doing things with words”? That is, what if
other “things” could also be granted the status of agents in a dialogical

As for the latter, the MSOC is characterized by wikipedia as:
"taking communication as the "site and surface" of organizations, meaning
that the latter emerge from and are maintained by communication processes."

Both of these seem to be very important points that, I thought, articulate
well with recent XMCA conversations.

Anyone have any insight?
Perhaps a recommendation?

Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Sanford I. Berman Post-Doctoral Scholar
Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition
Department of Communication
University of California, San Diego
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