Multimodality in organization studies: Afterword

Theo Van Leeuwen*

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This afterword reviews the chapters in this volume and reflects on the synergies between organization and management studies and multimodality studies that emerge from the volume. These include the combination of strong sociological theorizing and detailed multimodal analysis, a focus on materiality and on the way functionality and meaning combine in multimodal communication, and an interest in the historical transformations of identity and legitimation discourses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultimodality, Meaning, and Institutions
EditorsMarkus A. Höllerer, Thibault Daudigeos, Dennis Jancsary
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-1-78743-332-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78743-331-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesResearch in the Sociology of Organizations


  • Functionality
  • Identity
  • Innovation
  • Legitimation
  • Materiality
  • Multimodality
  • Symbolic meaning


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