Bakhtin’s perspective and concepts have generated great interest in American and Western European academic circles in recent years. This review describes Bakhtin’s concept of carnivalesque and how it has been utilized in organizational communication research. The synopsis of the carnival application in organizational communication scholarship shows, however, very limited usage of a Burkean approach to Bakhtinian theory. In this paper, I call for a more balanced application of Bakhtinian carnival concept in the organizational communication field by including both Goffman’s and Burke’s frameworks to analyze organizational communication.
"Bahktin and the Carnivalesque: Calling for a Balanced Analysis within Organizational Communication Studies,"
Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research:
Vol. 13, Article 8.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope/vol13/iss1/8